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Get help finding a health insurance plan for you and your loved ones at open enrollment events

In 2019, about 367,000 fewer people signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act than in 2018. Health-care access proponents blame the Trump administration for this national increase in people without health insurance. Not only has the current administration been supportive of lawsuits to appeal the ACA, but the length of time that people can enroll has shrunk and so has the ACA’s marketing budget.

But the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus wants to remind Pittsburghers there is still plenty of time to enroll this year.

On Monday, Nov. 25, there will be an ACA open enrollment event held at the University of Pittsburgh Community Engagement Center. Individuals can visit 622 N. Homewood Ave. in Homewood between 5-7 p.m. to learn more about the enrollment process and get help finding their own plan.


Certified ACA enrollment specialists will be present to walk individuals through finding and purchasing a plan through the federal marketplace.

The event is being hosted by state Sen. Jay Costa (D-Forest Hills).

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees should bring documentation that verifies their annual income, such as a W-2 or pay stub, and a driver's license or other government-issued ID.

Open enrollment ends on Sun., Dec. 15. A second open enrollment event will be held on Mon., Dec. 9, at the Pittsburgh Firefighters Union Hall on 120 Flowers Ave. in Hazelwood from 6-8 p.m.

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