Under the Affordable Care Act, Americans ages 18-64 who experience a qualifying life event may be eligible for a special enrollment period, outside the regular open enrollment period. Those life events include moving, getting married, having a child, or gaining citizenship.
Enroll America, a pro-Obamacare enrollment group, said in a report released Wednesday that using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010-2012 American Community Survey and previous studies, that nationally, almost 7 million are likely to experience a qualifying life event — 2.7 million of whom are currently uninsured, and 4 million of whom have insurance but will lose coverage over the course of the year.
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