SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – State Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is encouraging residents who lack health insurance coverage to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov by this Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 to receive healthcare for the 2018 calendar year.
“Healthcare costs continue to be one of the largest expenditures for middle-class families,” Mussman said. “If your workplace does not offer healthcare coverage, you’re over 26 years of age or you have a child, it is crucial that you take a few moments to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov by this Friday.”
The last day to enroll in or change plans for 2018 coverage is this Friday, Dec. 15. Beginning Saturday, only individuals who have had specific changes in their lives, such as losing job-based coverage or changes in their household or residence, will be able to sign up.
An advocate for high-quality, affordable health care, Mussman supported House Resolution 445 to oppose a proposed federal health care overhaul that would strip health coverage for an estimated 24 million people nationwide. Mussman also backed House Bill 2959, which prohibits insurers that sell policies in Illinois from denying care on the basis of a pre-existing condition.
“It is worth it to take the time necessary to secure coverage, no matter how old or healthy you may seem now,” Mussman said. “This Friday’s deadline is right around the corner, and there’s too much at stake to procrastinate on something so important.”