Health Care

See If Your State Has Extended The Deadline To Sign Up For Coverage Under The Affordable Care Act in 2018

See if your state has extended the deadline to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act in 2018. 

As you know, the Trump administration has done everything it can to hamper and hamstring signups for coverage under the ACA for 2018 via healthcare.gov.

They cut the signup period to just six weeks, from November 1 to December 15, and scheduled computer maintenance on a few Sundays to cut into the viable time even more. And when asked to extend the deadline when it was clear that demand was high, Trump officials refused to do so.

Fortunately, some states have extended the deadline for their own residents.

California’s deadline is January 31, 2018.

Colorado’s deadline is January 12, 2018.

Connecticut’s deadline is December 22, 2017.

The District of Colombia’s deadline is January 31, 2017.

Massachusetts’s deadline is January 23, 2018.

Maryland’s deadline is December 22, 2017.

Minnesota’s deadline is January 14, 2018.

New York state’s deadline is January 31, 2018.

Rhode Island’s deadline is December 31, 2017.

Washington state’s deadline is January 15, 2018.

Also, if you live in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, or Florida AND you were affected by Hurricane Harvey, you might be able to file as late as December 31, 2017.

See this December 15 Bloomberg piece that goes over the various extended state deadlines, and what’s triggered the extensions:

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/health-insurance-marketplaces-for-2018/?cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_content=politics&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&cmpid%3D=socialflow-twitter-politics

Credit also to Peter Morley (@morethanmySLE), who tweeted the deadlines on December 15.

See also a December 16 piece from The Hill about the Trump administration’s refusal to extend the ACA signup deadline:

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/365224-trump-officials-decline-to-extend-obamacare-sign-up-deadline