Verify: Did President Trump Cut Healthcare Enrollment Time, Money?

VERIFY: Facebook ACA

Don't wait until the last minute to sign up for healthcare. Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act ends December 15th.

There are Facebook posts making the rounds stating President Trump cut the time people must enroll in half. The post also states that the president cut advertising money by 90%.

According to Snopes, they are true.

The agency that runs healthcare.gov states enrollment for 2018 runs from November 1st to December 15th.

This means people have just over six weeks to sign up. Compare that to three months last year. The agency says the change is to closely align with Medicare and the private market.

In August, that same agency announced its budget was cut for advertising. It stated it planned to spend $10 million to target new or returning ACA enrollees. That's down from about $100 million last year.

To be clear, last year it spent double what it spent in 2015, which is still much more than what'll be spent this time around.

Last year, first-time enrollment declined by 42%.

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