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Deadline for Affordable Care Act Coverage nears

ACA Deadline is Saturday
Posted at 5:22 PM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 20:45:02-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The deadline to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act is quickly approaching and some healthcare advocates are worried that a drop in funding might keep vulnerable Tennesseans from signing up.

Last year more than 280,000 Tennesseans got their health insurance from the government marketplace. But a drop in funding for advertising and a closure of the on Sundays has kept many people from signing up.

"There are absolutely people in this state who are not going to get coverage," says Michele Johnson, the Executive Director for the Tennessee Justice Center.

The deadline to sign up for ACA coverage is Saturday. A toll-free hotline is available for state residents who need help at 1-844-644-5443.

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