Open Enrollment for Affordable Care Act Individual Insurance Plans begins November 1st

Oct 11, 2017

Due to changes in the Open Enrollment Season, if you or someone you know would like to enroll in a health insurance plan for 2018 through the Exchange, or if you are currently enrolled and would like to change your plan, you will need to take action between November 1st and December 16th. You can locate a trained application counselor near you here, or call Rep. Levin’s district office at (586) 498-7122.

Legislation Introduced Addressing Bump Stocks; Rep. Levin Cosponsors
Rep. Levin joined 140 colleagues last week in cosponsoring legislation addressing bump stocks, devices that can be used to modify a semi-automatic weapon so that it fires at near-automatic speeds.  The Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act would prohibit the manufacture, possession, sale, or transfer of these devices.  It was reported in the aftermath of the tragedy in Las Vegas earlier this month that the assailant utilized a bump stock to carry out this horrendous act and inflict more harm on concert-goers.

Rep. Levin signs letter to Pentagon on Transgender Servicemembers
Last week, Rep. Levin joined more than 100 other Democrats in sending a letter to the Pentagon requesting a full disclosure of any and all correspondence between the White House and the Department of Defense (DoD) regarding the roll out of the President’s moratorium of the service of transgender individuals in our armed forces. It is vital to our national security to maintain a direct and coherent line of communication between the White House and the Pentagon. This letter seeks to clarify whether or not the President, who tweeted a policy change on July 26, received instructions to do so from the Pentagon. Click here to read the letter. 

This week on the House Floor:
This week the House considers the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act (S. 585), which puts in place additional protections for federal employees who experience retaliation for reporting waste, fraud, and abuse.  The House will also consider a supplemental funding package to respond to recent natural disasters, from hurricanes to wildfires.