By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Tuesday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance through the new state-based market Pennie and be covered on Jan. 1.READ MORE: Pittsburgh's Fireworks Task Force Uses ShotSpotter To Help Crackdown On Illegal Fireworks
On Monday, Gov. Tom Wolf encouraged Pennsylvanians to enroll for health care on Pennie.com.
This afternoon I’m hosting a virtual press conference to highlight https://t.co/BmFLTxzAl2, Pennsylvania’s new state-based health insurance marketplace.
Pennsylvanians can browse and sign up for affordable health care coverage during open enrollment through January 15, 2021. pic.twitter.com/3f5XbM8lZE
— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) December 14, 2020READ MORE: 2 Injured In Drive-By Shooting In Aliquippa
Nearly 300,000 Pennsylvanians have insurance through Healthcare.gov or Obamacare. But under a bipartisan state program, they will soon become part of Pennie.com, a state-run health insurance marketplace. Financed by the federal ACA, the state-run Pennie promises more insurance plans at lower costs.
Open enrollment for Pennie runs from Nov. 1 to Jan. 15, with Dec. 15 the deadline for coverage to begin Jan. 1.
“Now, in the midst of a global pandemic, it is more important than ever that we help Pennsylvanians get access to health care coverage,” Gov. Wolf said in a statement.
“With Pennie, more Pennsylvanians will be able to get affordable health insurance, more Pennsylvanians will be able to see a primary care doctor for preventive care, more Pennsylvanians will be able to manage chronic conditions, and crucially, more Pennsylvanians will live healthier, longer lives.”MORE NEWS: Former VA Doctor Who Admitted To Fondling Women Sentenced To Probation
You can learn more about Pennie online.