From Texas Public Radio:
Enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act for 2017 ends in eight days, the last day of January.
ACA navigators who helped people sign up for coverage are trying to dispel rumors. In San Antonio, more people are signing up for the ACA than ever before.
At Antioch Missionary Baptist Church on San Antonio’s East Side, Affordable Care Act navigators gathered information from people who may qualify for health insurance through the ACA.
In this fourth year of the ACA, Anel Trevino of the Daughters of Charity Services of San Antonio says groups like hers are trying to get out the word that Obamacare is not going away tomorrow.
“People ask ‘Do I still need to get coverage?’ Yes, you do. Regardless of what happens, people need coverage,” Trevino recounted. “So just come get the assistance. It’s free and it’s available.”
At San Antonio College, Spanish tutor Alfred Campos is signing up for the fourth time. He’s 62 and says the ACA has provided the best health insurance coverage he’s ever had.
“There are a lot of mistaken notions,” Campos said. “A lot of people thought even though they enrolled, it was still going to cost them a lot.”
That was not Campos’ experience. When he started talking to his peers, more signed up.