The open enrollment period for health insurance starts Saturday, Nov. 15, and United Spinal is working with the White House to educate Americans with disabilities about the Affordable Care Act and to help get them enrolled. Since the Act went into effect last year over 7 million Americans have now enrolled in the healthcare marketplaces across the country and approximately 8 million people have enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program since last fall.
The number of uninsured Americans has been reduced by 26 percent. United Spinal wants to help reduce the number of uninsured as much as possible and make sure the SCI/D community takes full advantage of the law’s provisions.
“There are lots of ways the ACA has been great for the SCI community, the number one reason is that there is no discrimination of coverage due to a pre-existing condition. Also, health plans can no