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Rep. Russo announces start of open enrollment for Affordable Care Act

November 16, 2020
C. Allison Russo News

COLUMBUS – Today, State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) announced that open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has started. Ohioans have until Dec. 15, 2020 to apply, and health insurance coverage will begin Jan. 1, 2021.

“I am pleased to announce that open enrollment began today for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act,” said Rep. Russo.  “Now more than ever, Ohioans need access to affordable healthcare as we continue to see a record-breaking number of COVID-19 cases in our communities.  Health insurance and access to healthcare is a critical component to ensuring our communities remain strong during this public health emergency.”

This year’s open enrollment period comes as Republicans continue to fight to repeal the ACA and its popular patient protections. The U.S. Supreme Court held oral arguments on the fate of the ACA Nov. 10.

Meanwhile, Ohio House Democrats continue to call on Republican leaders to protect Ohioans’ healthcare by advancing the bipartisan Pre-Existing Condition Protection Act, which would write into Ohio law several of the ACA’s popular patient protections, including coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.

For more information or to apply for healthcare coverage, visit