December 2, 2019
Governor Whitmer Joins Congresswomen Stevens, Slotkin to Encourage Michiganders to Get Covered During Open Enrollment
LANSING/TROY, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer hosted two roundtable events to encourage Michiganders to sign up for coverage during the ACA open enrollment period ending on Sunday, December 15. In the morning, the governor joined Congresswoman Haley Stevens (MI-11) at Beaumont Hospital in Troy. This afternoon, the governor joined Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) at Carefree Medical Clinic in Lansing.
"Every Michigander deserves access to quality, affordable health care," said Governor Whitmer. "Since the Trump administration has cut funding for the ACA enrollment promotion by nearly 90 percent, we must do everything we can to ensure that everyone knows what options are available to them to get covered. Signing up for coverage during open enrollment is simple, and there are resources available to everyone who wants help."
"Healthcare is a right, and we must work together to make it more affordable for working families," said Congresswoman Haley Stevens. "I am proud to join Governor Whitmer today to urge all Michiganders to sign up for comprehensive health coverage. She is working hard on the state level and I am fighting in Washington to push back against continued attempts to weaken the Affordable Care Act, causing healthcare costs to increase for everyone. We must remain vigilant in safeguarding protections for pre-existing conditions, and ensure everyone has access to quality, affordable healthcare."
More on Michimich.com
- Michigan: Lane closures for Portage Lake Lift Bridge inspection set for June 10
- Michigan Issues Payments to Utilities for Low-income Customers to Help Them Keep Their Energy Services Connected During COVID-19
- Governor Whitmer Rescinds Safer at Home Order, Moves Michigan to Phase Four of the MI Safe Start Plan
- Michigan: Gov. Whitmer Calls for Unity Following President Trump's Call for Governors to 'Dominate' Protesters
- Pomegranate Pictures Attaches Hollywood Vet Sam Sako
"No one should ever go broke because they happen to get sick, and no family should have to decide whether they can afford to save the life of a loved one," Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin said. "That's why it's so important to sign up for health coverage through Healthcare.gov by December 15th. I'm proud to stand with Governor Whitmer to encourage folks to do so, as we work in Lansing and Washington to protect people with pre-existing conditions and push back on the Administration's attempts to undermine the ACA, threatening coverage for so many Michiganders who depend on it."
To enroll, Michiganders can visit HealthCare.gov and follow the instructions on the website. Also, to enroll or get assistance, people can call the Marketplace call center 24/7 (except Thanksgiving) during Open Enrollment at 1(800) 318-2596 and talk to a trained enrollment specialist.
Please see below for photos from today's events:
Latest on Michimich.com
- Los Angeles Based, 8th Floor LLC & ChildFaceMask.com Give Back to the Community While Protecting Children from COVID-19, Viruses, Allergies, & more
- Michigan: Rumble strip installation on I-75 starts tomorrow in northern Oakland County
- New Manufacturers' Resource: Dynamic Improvement Group Works to Boost Factory Efficiencies
- OCI Announces Appointment of Dr. Luke Matranga, Former President of Academy of General Dentistry, to OCI Dental Advisory Board
- Limitless Herbal Ltd Closes on Multi-Million Dollar CBD Deal
- ASCEND 2020 Atlanta Alumni pivot, to create Joint Venture RTW (Return to Work) Solutions Group to provide COVID-19 Business Services
- Little Caesars Popular Crazy Bread® Gets Gooey, Melty, Cheesy Spin-Off
- Real Estate Loans Are Closing During Global Pandemic. Just Ask Rickey Biddle of Philadelphia
- Michigan: Northbound M-39 service drive and ramps closing at US-12 for three weeks for bridge work
- Michigan: Northbound M-24 closing at Drahner Road as work begins in downtown Oxford in northern Oakland County
- Michigan: Secretary Benson: Don't miss June 1 deadline to apply for the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
- Michigan: Big Beaver Road to close under I-75 Monday night in Oakland County for new bridge deck concrete pour
- MI Symptoms Web Application Helps Michiganders Track Symptoms; Informs Reopening Strategy
- Michigan regional jobless rates surge in April with COVID-19 pandemic
- Michigan: Lawmakers Sponsor Upcoming Auto Insurance Town Halls
- STARK Industries, LLC Awarded NASA JPL - VITAL Ventilator Manufacturing License to Combat the Global COVID-19 Crisis
- Proposed 2020-21 Sterling Heights Budget Funds Critical Needs with No Tax Increase
- Evolve IP Offers Rapid Deployment of Desktop as a Service to Ingram Micro Partners
- Michigan: AG Nessel Supports Legislative Effort to Re-engage Economy Safely
- Michigan: MDARD Director Statement Regarding $22.5 Million Rural Broadband Investment from USDA