Amid Obamacare uncertainty, Mississippi among states with health care enrollment gains

December 28, 2018, Mississippi Today, Erica Hensley- More Mississippians signed up for health insurance this year through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace than last year. Nationally, sign-ups were down by 5 percent at the close of the six-month open enrollment period; however, Mississippi is one of just five states that increased total marketplace that increased total marketplace enrollment over last year. Uncertainty surrounded the ACA as federal dollars aimed at aiding enrollment - advertising budget, navigator funds - were hit with deep cuts. Meanwhile, the nixed mandate penalty worried insurers -Ambetter was the only marketplace provider in Mississippi this year - and potential consumers.

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