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Open Enrollment For Affordable Care Act Begins Amid Rising Prices, Confusion
Updated November 3, 2017 8:21 AM | Filed under: Health
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Wednesday kicked off open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act federal marketplace.

In 2018, Hoosiers will have fewer and more expensive options.

Major insurers like Anthem, Humana and Aetna have backed out of the marketplace in Indiana, leaving just two insurers to choose from, both which have said to expect double-digit increases on average.

The Indiana Department of Insurance reports CareSource Indiana will increase its rates on average by 20 percent and Celtic Insurance Company rates will jump on average 35.7 percent.

"The premiums are going through the roof, deductibles are so high people don't get to use it," President Trump recently said. "Obamacare is a disgrace to our nation."

The open-enrollment period is shorter, ending on Dec. 15.

Federal funding to promote and help people sign-up for plans has also been dramatically cut.

Federal navigators are urging Hoosiers to reach out for help.

Click here for help finding a federal navigator near you.



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