New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny encourages people to do their research and seek help from navigators for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act for 2018.
Sevigny acknowledged the uncertainty for certain consumers when the President and the Republican-controlled Congress continue to knock “Obamacare.”
Another challenge is the shortened enrollment period; Dec. 15 is the deadline this year.
Speaking on NHPR’s The Exchange, Sevigny expressed interest in a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., to try to stabilize the insurance market and keep premiums down.
Listen to the full Exchange program right here.
“Senator Alexander and Murray have a bill that would end up providing some subsidies to the state of New Hampshire to establish certain reinsurance mechanisms and assist the state to mitigate the premium increases, I'd like to see some of that come our way,” he said.
Navigators are federally funded. They exist to help people, small businesses, and employees with health care options.
The state Insurance Department website has a long list of resources for individuals looking for more information on the Affordable Care Act and marketplace.