Enroll America officials are reminding people that they can still sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act through Jan. 31.
The organization's leaders said they don't want consumers to be confused by President Donald Trump's executive order about the Affordable Care Act, which is commonly called Obamacare.
"We want to make sure no consumer is confused; until Tuesday, you can still enroll in coverage through the Affordable Care Act," Enroll America regional organizer June Jones said in a prepared statement. "So far, more than 234,000 Tennesseans have enrolled in coverage already this open enrollment period, and we’re encouraging everyone to take action now to find the best plan for their family."
Officials said that as of now nothing has changed, and some families or individuals may qualify for financial help for coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Eighty-two percent of the 234,000 in Tennessee who have signed up so far are receiving financial help, according to Enroll America.
Anyone who enrolls in coverage by Jan. 31 will be able to use their coverage beginning March 1, and anyone who enrolls in coverage will likely be able to keep it throughout 2017, according to a news release.
Medicaid enrollment is open year-round, and consumers who apply and are eligible can enroll and begin getting services immediately.
Officials said that consumers should shop around the marketplace to find the best plan for their specific financial situation.
All ACA health plans are required to cover basics, such as preventive care, emergency services, prescriptions and more.
Enroll America also offers a free tool called the Get Covered Plan Explorer, which helps consumers navigate the plans available to them and estimate their total health care costs for the year so they can pick the plan that best fits their needs and budgets.