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Thu Sep 21, 2017, 01:08 PM

Dems call for extended ObamaCare open enrollment in wake of storms

Source: The Hill

Two top House Democrats are urging the Trump administration to extend the open enrollment period for ObamaCare and Medicare Advantage plans in the wake of a series of major hurricanes.

In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Thursday, Reps. Richard Neal (Mass.) and Frank Pallone Jr. (N.J.) argued that people in areas affected by the storms should be granted additional time to enroll in the plans while they recover.

"Many residents are focused on securing their houses, taking care of elderly neighbors, rebuilding amid flood damage and ensuring access to food, water and necessary treatment and medication," the lawmakers wrote.

"During this period of response and recovery, HHS should allow residents of affected states and territories additional leeway for both of the upcoming enrollment seasons."

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/351760-dems-call-for-extended-obamacare-open-enrollment-in-wake-of-storms

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