American Medical Association urges all Americans eligible for insurance coverage to chose a plan by Dec. 15.
Though health insurance premiums are down, recent reports from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services indicate total enrollment in Affordable Care Act health care marketplaces is down by 300,000 people, compared to the same time in 2017 — an approximate 11-percent drop.
“As physicians, we know that people without insurance live sicker and die younger,” said American Medical Association President Barbara L. McAneny, M.D. “The holiday season is a busy time for everyone, but by taking a few minutes before Dec. 15 and selecting a coverage plan for 2019, Americans can take a critical step to protect their physical and financial health in the year ahead.”
The share of uninsured children in America rose from 4.7 percent in 2017 to 5 percent this year. The AMA urges all Americans to consider their options for health insurance and enroll by Dec. 15 for coverage beginning Jan. 1.
Moffat County CSU Extension Office is hosting the free “One Seed, One Community” program, which seeks to unite community by encouraging gardeners of all skill levels to plant, grow, cook, and share a featured vegetable every year.