Governor Ige among governors requesting extension of Open Enrollment period

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 in Latest News, Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has joined the governors of three other states to ask the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to extend, by one week, the Open Enrollment period for states using HealthCare.gov.

Gov. Ige, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe sent a letter to Acting Secretary Eric D. Hargan, asking for the extension, citing long waiting periods to complete online applications.

The elimination of the Jan. 15 and Jan. 31 deadlines has resulted in a compressed enrollment period and therefore heavier enrollments leading up to the Dec. 15 deadline.

Gov. Ige and his fellow governors said they have a responsibility to look out for the health and wellbeing of their constituents and an extension of the Open Enrollment deadline is a reasonable step.

** Letter attached

12.14.2017 Health Exchange Letter Multistate
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