Every one of us benefits from the security that comes from having health insurance, but millions of Americans need to act right now, before December 15.
Here's what you need to know: If you need coverage that starts on January 1, you've only got two days left to enroll at HealthCare.gov and review your options for 2015 coverage.
So if you still need quality, affordable health insurance, don't put it off another day. Go to HealthCare.gov and sign up.
If you already have health insurance -- it pays to shop. First, update your information. This is important, because you might be eligible for lower costs than last year. Next, shop and compare your plan options. You may very well find that there is a different plan available this year that saves you more money, offers more services, or includes more doctors. Finally, select the plan that best meets your family's health and financial needs. Even if none of your information has changed, you may still be able to get a better deal and help paying for coverage.
Know someone who might still need to get covered -- maybe a friend who just changed jobs, or a niece or nephew who recently turned 26?
If you know someone like that, forward this email to them right now, and make sure they know how to sign up for health insurance.
It's my job to help keep Americans healthy, and that means making sure as many Americans as possible have the peace of mind that comes from quality, affordable health insurance.
There's a role every single one of us can play in making that happen.
Secretary Sylvia Burwell