Today is the last day to sign up for Obamacare coverage

Obamacare Sign Up

The last day to sign up for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare, is here.

More people have signed up for policies than at this time a year ago, but there have been some changes this year. Obamacare supporters fear that many potential enrollees may not realize that the Trump administration has cut the sign-up season in half.

The GOP tax plan also eliminates the so-called "individual mandate" -- which requires every American to have health insurance.

While Obamacare isn't quite on life support, independent healthcare experts say the republican tax plan does inflict a serious wound by eliminating the individual mandate.

13 million people -- mostly healthy -- are expected to make the choice to go without insurance.

With fewer people on Obamacare, the congressional budget office predicts $338 billion in savings, which is expected to help offset the tax cuts for the wealthy.

Meanwhile, President Trump is allowing insurers to offer short-term coverage that doesn't cover pre-existing conditions, as Obamacare requires.

Mandate or not, sign up forms are expected to fly in today.

"I need health insurance. It's definitely something I need,” said Obamacare customer Anneliese Kittrell. “ I don’t want to go into debt if I were to get sick."

Anyone signing up today will need proof of income-- like a tax return -- the Social Security numbers and birth dates of everyone in the family needing coverage, a valid id, and proof of Nevada residency.

For more information on how to sign up, visit

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