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This year there was a lot of talk about repealing Obamacare. Is Open Enrollment for 2018 coverage still happening? Does it still make sense to sign up?

Yes.  Open Enrollment for 2018 health insurance and subsidies is still happening in every state.  Uninsured individuals who need coverage can apply now for health plans and financial help for the 2018 year. People already enrolled in private policies should return to the Marketplace to review 2018 plan choices and renew or change coverage, and to update their application for financial assistance.  And the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs remain open for enrollment year-round for individuals who are eligible for this public coverage.

The requirement to have health coverage also is still the law.  People who don’t sign up for coverage may owe a tax penalty unless they qualify for an exemption.

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