Health Insurance at is More Affordable than Ever. Sign-Up Closes on August 15

Do you or someone in your family need health insurance? is open for enrollment right now, but only until August 15, so act fast. 

Insurance plans on HealthCare.Gov must include key benefits like mental health care, maternity care, prescription drug coverage, hospitalization services, and coverage for pre-existing conditions. (Plans outside HealthCare.Gov do not have to offer the same protections or financial help.)

Community organizations are standing by to offer Texans free, expert help with the sign-up process in the following areas:

Options for Texans living outside of the areas listed above:

  • Use to search for in-person assistance at your local community health center.
  • HealthCare.Gov has a tool to Find Local Help. You can filter results to see the certified assisters from local community-based organizations who can help with enrollment at, Medicaid, and CHIP (remove the “Agent or Broker” box under “Filter,” so that only the “Assisters” box is showing). 
  • Foundation Communities’ Prosper Health Coverage Program provides enrollment assistance over the phone by appointment for Texas residents that have no community-based assisters in their area. Call (512) 381-4520 or visit coverage is more affordable than ever before. Congress’ American Rescue Plan boosted financial help to lower monthly costs. These new savings are available to both people who are uninsured and people who currently have a plan. Even if you were priced out in the past, you should look again, because plans are more affordable and financial help is now available to more people than in the past. For example: 

  • 4 out of 5 shoppers can find a plan for $10/month or less;
  • Millions of people now qualify for $0/month plans; and 
  • As of July, people who receive unemployment benefits at any time in 2021 are eligible for $0/month plans with low out-of-pocket costs, like low deductibles and copays.

For most people, August 15 is the last chance to enroll for 2021 coverage. To sign up any later, people have to qualify based on a special circumstance like losing job-based health insurance, having a baby, or other life changes. 

High-quality, affordable, and accessible health care is more important than ever. has been a lifeline for many, extending health insurance coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. Take some time before the deadline to find a plan that works for you.

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