To the Editor:
People who have lost their health insurance because they have lost their jobs can go to healthcare.gov and apply for Obamacare within 60 days of losing coverage because of a life-changing event.
Some may be eligible for low-cost subsidized coverage under the Affordable Care Act, or Medicaid. It will probably be less costly than making COBRA payments.
Even though it is predicted that up to 27 million Americans may lose their health insurance due to being newly unemployed by the pandemic, the Trump administration has declined to advertise and inform people of this opportunity to obtain health insurance, nor would they consider allowing open enrollment beyond the 60-day grace period.
In fact, the Trump administration is currently going before the Supreme Court in an attempt to end the Affordable Care Act entirely and end health coverage for millions of Americans.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger also is working to end Obamacare. Contact him and tell him that people need this health care coverage now more than ever.
Julia B. Hammer