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ACA Alabama Enrollment Outpacing Other Southern States

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MONTGOMERY— According to an analysis by the Alabama Enrollment Coalition, gains in enrollment under the Affordable Care Act in Alabama are outpacing other Southern states.

According to the analysis Marketplace, enrollment in the State has seen a 41 percent increase in sign-ups through January 21.

“Alabama’s enrollment surge shows that affordable health coverage is available, and Alabamians are seizing the opportunity,” ACPP policy director Jim Carnes said. “As the Feb. 15 enrollment deadline approaches, we urge anyone who needs insurance to learn about the financial assistance available and sign up for a plan that works for them.”

ACPP says that Alabama enrollment is, “besting South Carolina at 40.4 percent, Louisiana at 39.7 percent, Georgia at 37.6 percent, Mississippi at 36.8 percent, Florida at 32.3 percent, North Carolina at 30.8 percent and Tennessee at 24.4 percent.”

ACPP and other health advocates are pushing to make sure Alabamians know they still can get covered by the Feb. 15 deadline by visiting healthcare.gov or calling 800-318-2596. Alabamians also can call 844-248-7698 to set up an appointment to receive in-person enrollment assistance from a certified Enroll Alabama navigator.

Alabama Enrollment Coalition consists of Arise Citizens’ Policy Project, Enroll Alabama and other organizations working to help Alabamians obtain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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