Deadline for 2020 Affordable Care Act health insurance this weekend

Reporter: Gina Tomlinson Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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Medical bills can really add up, especially without health insurance, and time is almost up to get health insurance through the Affordable Car Act.

Despite the controversial dispute surrounding Obamacare, nearly 500,000 Floridians have already signed up for health plans with ACA that will cover them in 2020.

The director of the physician assistant program at FGCU says, when it comes to personal health, people need a plan.

“If they don’t have insurance, then, they’re going to be considered uninsured,” said Bob Hawkes, the physician assistant director at FGCU. “So, if they get hurt and have to go to the emergency room, they may have a bill that’s thousands and thousands of dollars. And that can put people into debt and really cause them some long-term problems.”

Hawkes also recommends people see their provider for annual checkups to keep medical bills low.

To change a personal coverage plan or sign up for coverage, those seeking health insurance have until midnight Sunday, Dec. 15 to meet the ACA deadline.

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