What to do if you miss the upcoming Affordable Care Act deadline

FILE – In this May 18, 2017 file photo, the Healthcare.gov website is seen on a laptop computer, in Washington. Former Obama administration officials say they’re launching a private campaign to encourage people to sign up for coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act. With the start of open enrollment just weeks away on Nov. 1, the Trump administration has slashed “Obamacare’s” ad budget, as well as grants to outside organizations that are supposed to help consumers sign up. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Myles Ma, staff writer at Policygenius — an online marketplace for insurance products — joined host Michael Finney to share what people can do to obtain healthcare if they miss the upcoming Jan. 31 California Affordable Care Act open enrollment deadline.

Ma took a look at several scenarios that individuals may be faced with. He explained what circumstances qualify as exceptions to the deadline, the difference between Medicaid and the ACA and lesser-known alternative healthcare options.

Listen to the full segment below to hear Ma’s full conversation with Finney.


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