March 31: Deadline for Health Insurance Open Enrollment

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An important deadline is just around the corner: March 31 -- the end of the first open enrollment period for people to obtain health insurance through the federal and state marketplaces. Nationwide, nurses have been helping people sign up for coverage, but more needs to be done. In this video message, ANA President Karen A. Daley, PhD, RN, FAAN, urges each and every nurse to reach out to those who are uninsured, and encourage at least one person to apply for health insurance coverage by March 31.

Additionally, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s provides information about financial help to pay for health insurance and sends consumers to the marketplace in their state to get them enrolled.

Please share these resources widely. For more information about the federal and state marketplaces, visit