HHS overhauled 'Apply for Health Insurance' webpage during ACA enrollment

The federal government altered the application page for health coverage on the ACA's HealthCare.gov a few weeks after the 2019 open enrollment period began, according to an analysis from the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization.

The government changed its "Apply for Health Insurance" webpage. While on Nov. 14 the webpage featured options for applying via phone and mail, by Nov. 22, those options had been removed.

"These removals occurr[ed] well into the Open Enrollment period, after consumers may have already visited HealthCare.gov and decided to use one of these methods. The removals may cause confusion and could impede consumers' ability to obtain health insurance coverage,"  according to the Sunlight Foundation.

For the full analysis, click here.

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