23/05/2024

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Deadline nears for Arizonans to get Affordable Care Act insurance

Deadline nears for Arizonans to get Affordable Care Act insurance
Deadline nears for Arizonans to get Affordable Care Act insurance

Days before the window closes on open enrollment, a record-setting 226,447 Arizonans had signed up for 2023 Affordable Care Act health insurance coverage.

The deadline for Arizonans to purchase 2023 health insurance on the Affordable Care Act marketplace is technically midnight Sunday, but Arizonans will have three extra hours − until 3 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, which is midnight Hawaii time, according to Claudia Maldonado, director of outreach and enrollment for the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers.

Affordable Care Act insurance is also commonly known as Obamacare, named after former President Barack Obama who made health care reform a signature priority.

Obamacare is private health insurance with federal subsidies to help pay for it for those who qualify. The insurance is available to purchase on marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act. A majority of Americans who purchased Obamacare/ACA plans for coverage in 2022 qualified for subsidies, federal data shows.