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Sign-Up Deadline Is Saturday for ACA Health Law Coverage

Coverage takes effect Jan. 1



    Deadline Looms For Obamacare Registration

    The midnight deadline for people to register for the Affordable Care Act is fast approaching.

    (Published Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018)

    Saturday is the last day to sign up for health insurance next year under the Affordable Care Act in most of the country.

    For 2019, premiums are stable, more plans are available, and millions of uninsured people can still get financial help. But so far sign-ups have been lagging when compared to last year.

    Consumers can enroll online at or by reaching the federal call center at 1-800-318-2596.

    People can also sign up through approved community organizations, online insurance sellers, and insurance companies.

    Trump Celebrates Mueller Report as Democrats Plan Next Step

    [NATL] Trump Celebrates Mueller Report as Democrat Lawmakers Plan Next Step

    President Donald Trump celebrated the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russia collusion today, but Democrats say this story isn't over and are already talking about their next step. The report, which totals over 400 pages, neither condemns nor exonerates the president.

    (Published 4 hours ago)

    The deadline is 12 a.m. Pacific time in states served by the website. A few states that run their own enrollment campaigns may have later deadlines. Consumer advocates say interested customers should check carefully and avoid procrastination.

    Coverage takes effect Jan. 1.

    The health care law still faces legal challenges, A conservative federal judge in Texas ruled the Affordable Care Act "invalid" Friday on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now.