Bloomberg Law
March 20, 2020, 1:20 PM

Health Insurers Call for Special Obamacare Open Enrollment

Sara Hansard
Sara Hansard

Health insurers are calling on Congress to allow uninsured people to enroll in Obamacare to ensure coverage if they contract Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. They also say subsidies on monthly payments for insurance should increase.

“Given the risk posed by Covid-19, it is more important than ever for people to have health coverage,” America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) said in a letter of recommendations to congressional leaders. Among other things, they propose allowing a one-time special enrollment period for the individual market “regardless of an individual’s current health ...

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