You might not have heard that open enrollment for plans in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace ends Sat., Dec. 15.
In 2017, President Donald Trump slashed the marketing budget for open enrollment by 90 percent, and it remains that low for 2018. It's likely you haven't seen many ads to remind citizens to sign up for their government-run health insurance.
So, use this as a reminder that you have until mid-December to enroll in plans effective for the 2019 calendar year via the healthcare.gov marketplace.
If you can't get a computer, or have trouble using one, state Sen. Jay Costa (D-Forest Hills) and state Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Squirrel Hill) are hosting a free event to help get people enrolled at the Oakland Career Center on Dec. 11. The event runs from 5-7:30 p.m. and is located at 294 Semple St. in Oakland.
Today we had to make the very difficult decision to part ways with our editor, Charlie Deitch.
Charlie has served Pittsburgh City Paper and the people of Pittsburgh incredibly well in his tenure here and oversaw many positive changes at City Paper, including our newest redesign.
We are very excited for the future of CP and feel like we have a team in place that will help to move CP into a future where we can encompass all of Pittsburgh, with a renewed focus on neighborhoods, the arts, food and drink, and of course, local news.
Change is always difficult, and this was a difficult day. We are committed to the employees of CP, who work hard every day to put together a publication that we can all be proud of.
We wish Charlie nothing but the best in his future endeavors.
We are excited to announce that Rob Rossi will now be joining us as Editor of City Paper. Rob has been a Pittsburgh media staple for years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role. We look forward to Rob’s introduction to you in the next few days, and we are excited for you to all be a part of the City Paper’s bright future.
Vernon L. Wise III
President, Eagle Media Corp.
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