Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bisexuals Get Covered!

#bipride flag promoting health care enrollment for bisexual communities.
#bihealth #getcovered #out2enroll

A new report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shows that more than 11.5 million people nationwide were signed up for Health Insurance Marketplace coverage as of December 24, 2016, an increase of 286,000 plan selections relative to the comparable period last year. In addition, more than 700,000 New Yorkers and Minnesotans also signed up for 2017 coverage through their states Basic Health Programs (BHPs), bringing the total signed up for coverage through either the Marketplace or a BHP to 12.2 million.

Image from #KnowYourRights Art by bi ally and queer trans ace cartoonist Dylan Edwards

“Nationwide demand for health coverage is higher than ever, as Americans prove again that Marketplace coverage is vital to them and their families,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.  “For Americans who have not yet signed up, it’s not too late. Open enrollment continues through January 31st, but you should visit by this Sunday to ensure your coverage starts February 1st. Most consumers can find a plan for less than $75 per month in premiums, and millions are finding plans that meet their and their families’ needs.”

To read the Council of Economic Advisors issue brief, “Understanding Recent Developments in the Individual Health Insurance Market,” visit: