Celebrating Enrollment Numbers, Encouraging Americans to Get Covered Before the New Year

December 14, 2021
Abby Shepard

Health Care Voices Founder Laura Packard Celebrates Enrollment Numbers, Encourages Americans to Get Covered Before the New Year

December 15 is the deadline to sign up for coverage that begins January 1st

DENVER — While the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) 2022 Open Enrollment period does not end until January 15, tomorrow is the last day to enroll for coverage that begins on January 1st. Thus far, over 4.5 million Americans have enrolled in plans through the open enrollment period which began on November 1. Thanks to assistance from the American Rescue Plan, care is more affordable than ever and, as Americans continue to fight COVID-19 and recover from the greatest health insurance losses in U.S. history, now is a critical time to get covered.

Health Care Voices Founder Laura Packard issued the following statement: 

“Four years ago, I walked into a doctor’s office with a nagging cough. I walked out with a stage-4 cancer diagnosis. I’m still here because of the care I received under the Affordable Care Act. The ACA saved my life and it could save yours too.”

“If you’re one of the millions of Americans who lost their insurance during COVID-19 or if you just want to make sure you have a plan that best suits your needs, the Open Enrollment period is your chance. It’s great to see that millions of Americans have already enrolled in coverage for 2022, and due to provisions from the American Rescue Plan, more people are eligible for plans that could cost as little as $10 per month. I encourage everyone to check their eligibility and review their plans to make sure they are getting the best and most affordable coverage. Go to HealthCare.gov to enroll today!”

Laura Packard is the founder of Health Care Voices, executive director of Health Care Voter, and a stage-4 cancer survivor. The Affordable Care Act saved her life. She is a co-host of Care Talk, a call-in health care show on act.tv to answer America’s health insurance questions about the ACA, Medicare and Medicaid (airing Mondays at 4pm ET). If you’d like to connect with Laura to discuss why and how Americans should take advantage of Open Enrollment to get covered with affordable health insurance, please reach out to abigail.shepard@firesidecampaigns.com.