ACA enrollment advocates have uphill battle in Oklahoma

A group of Oklahoma insurance counselors are increasing their efforts to find people who are uninsured in the state and enroll them in coverage before the open enrollment period ends Jan. 31--a difficult task in a state staunchly opposed to the Affordable Care Act.

Not only has the state recently decided to not expand its Medicaid program, but officials say the number of private insurers participating on the federal insurance exchange here has fallen, and the premiums of the insurance plans available have increased, according to the New York Times. The current push-back from Oklahomans also comes from distrust in the federal government, as one counselor said that there is "trepidation because they believe this is a government insurance plan with government doctors." Article

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