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Deadlines nearing for Montanans to enroll in 2022 ACA health coverage

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Dec. 15 is the deadline to enroll in a plan that starts Jan 1., 2022.

Montanans eligible for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act have until Wednesday to enroll in a plan that starts Jan. 1.

Recent numbers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show nearly 16,600 Montana residents have enrolled in ACA health coverage since the application period opened last month.

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Olivia Riutta is the director of population health with the Montana Primary Care Association. She says most Montanans qualify for financial assistance after the American Rescue Plan Act expanded eligibility.

"Because of ARPA, which was a big bill that passed earlier this year, there are new affordability provisions," she said.

Montanans who need health coverage starting in January should apply by Wednesday, Dec. 15th. Open enrollment for 2022 coverage closes on Jan. 15.

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