Amid changes in Missouri market, ‘Obamacare’ enrollment set to begin

Despite an insurance company carousel and lawmakers plotting for the end of Obamacare, Missourians can be covered through the federal health care marketplace set up by the Affordable Care Act for 2018.

Missourians can apply online for Obamacare at healthcare.gov starting Wednesday. Open enrollment ends Dec. 15.

A list of people available to help others enroll is available online.

In the state, two insurance companies — Humana and Blue KC — are exiting the marketplace in 2018. Cigna will continue offering Missouri marketplace plans, and St. Louis company Centene has said it will offer plans for next year in Greene and Christian counties, filling the void left by Anthem.

House Speaker Todd Richardson on Thursday created a temporary committee of lawmakers to look at the future of health care in Missouri, tapping anti-Obamacare Republican Rep. Justin Hill of Lake St. Louis as chairman.

Read more: Springfield News-Leader


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