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Today is deadline for Affordable Care Act plan enrollment

National Cancer Institute

Today is the deadline for anyone without health insurance who wants to sign up for a plan from the federal government's health insurance marketplace.

The Affordable Care Act program helps individuals get preventative care and provides subsidies for private insurance plans depending on income.

Enrollment ends today, Jan. 16, for coverage to begin Feb. 1. Interested individuals can input information at the healthcare.gov website to determine eligibility and cost.

More than 19 million Americans have already applied for the health insurance coverage in 2024.