Dem proposes testing automatic ObamaCare enrollment

Dem proposes testing automatic ObamaCare enrollment

Last time we heard about automatic health insurance enrollment it was from Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy (La.). Now Democratic Rep. Ami Bera (Calif.) is floating the idea.

The proposal:

Bera’s bill would give grants of $200 million to states to pilot automatically enrolling people in ObamaCare or Medicaid, and giving them 60 days to decide whether they want to opt out.

Why it matters: Bera thinks this idea can cut the uninsured rate, by making people have to actively opt out of insurance, and signing them up by default. Many uninsured people could qualify for plans with $0 premiums after financial assistance, he points out.

The Hill has more here

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