Chairman Crowley Statement on the Start of Open Enrollment
(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statement on the start of the open enrollment period for 2018:
“Today marks the beginning of the open enrollment period – the window of time where Americans can purchase health care coverage through state and federal exchanges. It is imperative that those who need coverage take the time to enroll.
“Congressional Republicans and President Trump have attempted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and now the Trump administration is attempting to sabotage the open enrollment period by slashing outreach funding. But this sabotage will not stop Democrats from fighting to ensure that each and every American can get covered.
“The Affordable Care Act has done what it set out to do – provide more Americans with access to quality and affordable health insurance. What we need now are bipartisan efforts to strengthen health care in this country, and I urge my Republican colleagues to join us in this effort.”