WASHINGTON — Thousands of people signing up for health insurance this weekend may not realize it, but their coverage under President Barack Obama’s law could be short-lived.
The 2015 enrollment season, which ends Sunday, has avoided last year’s website meltdown so far. But a Supreme Court case could result in millions of consumers losing financial assistance for their premiums later in the year.
The Affordable Care Act still sits on shifting political sands.
“This would be devastating,” said Nita Carter, who oversees statewide enrollment efforts for UHCAN Ohio, a health care advocacy group. “Without the subsidy, health insurance will be unaffordable for many.