Wexton Encourages Virginians to Take Advantage of 2021 Health Insurance Open Enrollment
Sterling, VA, November 24, 2020
Sterling, VA -- Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA-10) is encouraging Virginians to take advantage of the ongoing Open Enrollment period to sign up for affordable health insurance coverage. Virginians looking to get covered or change their plan can do so at HealthCare.gov now through December 15.
“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has underscored just how critical it is that all Virginians are able to access affordable health care,” said Congresswoman Wexton. “There are only a few weeks left in this year’s Open Enrollment period, and I encourage everyone -- even if you’re already on a marketplace plan -- to go to HealthCare.gov and check out your options to get covered or change your plan and save. In Congress, health care remains a top priority for me. I’m continuing to fight to reduce premiums, lower the cost of prescription drugs, and defend protections for those with pre-existing conditions.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, access to quality, affordable health care is more important than ever, and getting covered is easy and affordable. Free assistance is available to help compare plans and answer questions about how and why to sign up for coverage or switch your plan. Shoppers can call 1-800-318-2596 or visit localhelp.healthcare.gov.
Congresswoman Wexton has fought to expand access to health care and condemned the Trump administration’s efforts to eliminate the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the midst of this pandemic. In recent months, Wexton has hosted a number of virtual events with Virginia-10 constituents to highlight what’s at stake for Virginia families if the landmark health care law is struck down. Wexton voted to pass legislation in the House earlier this year to reduce premiums, lower the cost of prescription drugs, and strengthen protections for pre-existing conditions.
More than 678,000 Virginia residents depend on the ACA for health insurance. Over 460,000 people have been covered thanks to Medicaid Expansion in Virginia through the ACA, which Wexton voted to pass in 2018 while in the state Senate. More than 3.5 million Virginians in total -- including 365,700 Virginia-10 residents -- live with a pre-existing condition and could once again be discriminated against by insurance companies if the ACA is eliminated.