Now that Election Day has passed, one of the most important decisions we can make is about which health-insurance plan to select for ourselves and our families. If you are one of the millions of Texans who lack health insurance, then starting Nov. 15 you will have another chance to sign up for a high-quality, affordable plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Marketplace is part of the Affordable Care Act, and it offers quality health plans and financial assistance. For most people who don’t get insurance through their employer, this is the only chance to sign up in the next 12 months.
Surveys show that too few Texans are aware of the sign-up period for health care that starts this month. Indeed, nine out of 10 uninsured Americans are unaware of the chance to sign up for insurance in the marketplace, and two out of three say they know little or nothing about the Marketplace.