WISCONSIN — Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that 15.9 million Americans, including 218,263 Wisconsinites have so far signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces, including 3.1 million new enrollees. This represents a 13 percent increase from the same time last year.
The 2023 open enrollment period is set to end on January 15, so families still have time to find an affordable plan.
In response, Protect Our Care Wisconsin State Director Joe Zepecki issued the following statement:
“Today’s record numbers show that Americans want and need the affordable, quality health care made possible through the ACA. After two years of work by the Democratic Congress and the Biden administration to make health care better and more affordable, the results are piling in. The Inflation Reduction Act extended the enhanced tax credits that made ACA coverage more affordable than ever before, with the average family saving thousands of dollars a year on health care. Between boosting funding for open enrollment and reversing GOP sabotage, the Biden administration has done everything in its power to get the word out about affordable coverage, with historic investments in outreach to rural Americans, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people with disabilities. More Americans covered means families can sleep easier at night knowing they can get the medical care they need without worrying about how they’re going to make ends meet. This is a big deal, and we look forward to continuing this important work to ensure every American has access to the health care they need to thrive.”