Shaheen Hosts Panel Discussion with ACA Navigators Encouraging Granite Staters to Enroll in Health Insurance
**Shaheen has led efforts in Congress to protect and improve the ACA, including lowering premiums through historic tax credits**
Shaheen led a discussion with ACA navigators and nonprofit leaders in Nashua this morning.
(Nashua, NH) — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a panel discussion with Affordable Care Act (ACA) Navigators to share information with nonprofit leaders around Open Enrollment. Shaheen encouraged the organizations to utilize navigators to help Granite Staters enroll in health care. She discussed her successful push to reduce ACA premiums with service organizations that serve vulnerable populations. The four ACA navigators in New Hampshire – Health Market Connect, Lamprey Health Care, Foundation for Health Communities and Harbor Care – participated in the discussion, and Jayme Simões of Protect Our Care moderated the event.
“We continue to see the importance of expanding access to quality, affordable health care as new COVID variants and viruses like the flu and RSV emerge,” said Shaheen. “That’s why I hosted this discussion today to highlight essential resources available to help Granite Staters enroll in health insurance, including excellent Navigators across our state. I’ve prioritized efforts in Congress to successfully lower health care premiums, making health insurance on the marketplace more affordable than ever. I encourage all Granite Staters to shop for the plan that’s right for them during Open Enrollment season by visiting HealthCare.gov.”
Shaheen has led efforts in Congress to protect and improve the Affordable Care Act. During negotiations around the American Rescue Plan, Senator Shaheen led the push to expand and enhance the ACA’s premium tax credits. Provisions of the Senator’s bill, the Improving Health Insurance Affordability Act, were included in the American Rescue Plan that President Biden signed into law last year. Her efforts were the most significant update to the health insurance law in a decade. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that nearly 5.5 million Americans have signed up for 2023 individual market health insurance coverage through the Marketplaces since the start of the 2023 Marketplace Open Enrollment Period (OEP) on November 1. This includes nearly 17,000 Granite Staters.
The deadline to modify or sign up for health insurance is December 15 for coverage starting January 1, 2023. Open enrollment will close January 15. To enroll, visit HealthCare.gov.