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What You Need To Know As 2020 Affordable Care Act Deadline Approaches

Dec 5, 2019

Tim McBride is a professor in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and co-director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy.
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The deadline to enroll in a health care plan via the Affordable Care Act marketplace is Dec. 15. Are plans more or less affordable than in previous years? What should people be aware of while searching for plans outside of the ACA marketplace?

Thursday on St. Louis on the Air, host Sarah Fenske put these questions to Timothy McBride of Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to talking about the health and future of the ACA marketplace, McBride, the co-director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy, discussed what Medicaid expansion could look like in Missouri. Just last week, Gov. Mike Parson said he would expand the program if voters say that’s what they want. 

Healthcare for Missouri, the group active in trying to get a public vote on the issue of Medicaid expansion, said members have collected about one-fourth of the signatures needed to get the issue onto ballots in 2020 as an initiated constitutional amendment.

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is hosted by Sarah Fenske and produced by Alex Heuer, Emily Woodbury, Evie Hemphill, Lara Hamdan and Tonina Saputo. The engineer is Aaron Doerr, and production assistance is provided by Charlie McDonald.

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