By Paul Schmitt
The 2018 enrollment period for obtaining health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ended yesterday. One version of the proposed new tax reform bill includes the elimination of the individual mandate that requires by law certain persons to purchase the ACA health insurance. Mike Walston of Robertson, Ryan & Associates says ACA looks at income level and ability to pay rather than the usual insurance metrics.
The open enrollment period for 2018 began on November 1. Coverage will take effect on January 1. According to CNN, 7.4 million people have signed up for the Affordable Care Act this year compared to seven million last year.