NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The deadline to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act for next year is quickly approaching and experts are concerned less people needing insurance will sign up because of the political uncertainty in Washington.
Last year, more than 200,000 Tennesseans got health insurance through the federal marketplace by signing up on healthcare.gov but those who study the industry believe many Americans think the marketplace no longer exists.
Why is that?
Health officials say it's partially because President Trump's administration has cut funding to advertising for healthcare.gov - the website is also shut down on Sundays, which is deterring many from signing up.
But Americans will still face a tax penalty if they don't have healthcare coverage next year. The deadline to sign up is December 15.
For more information on how to get help signing visit: FCSNashville.org or getcoveredtenn.org
To visit the health exchange marketplace visit: healthcare.gov