Before single payer arrives, consider the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The enrollment period is from November 15th to February 15th. Two articles that provide tips about enrolling are posted by Jessica Kendall at Families USA this November.
One piece. from perspective of the enrollee, is "7 Questions to Ask When Buying or Renewing Health Insurance in the Marketplace." The tips are divided between those enrolling for the first time, and those who are renewing coverage.
A blog post, "Asking the Right Questions Helps Consumers Choose the Right Plan" advises navigators and assisters. Again it is divided between questions for the currently uninsured and those renewing coverage. The same questions help consumers. The piece also contains links to further information, such as National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative. To learn more click on article title.