The deadline for coverage starting January 1, 2016 has been extended to December 17, 2015.
What Is It?
The Affordable Care Act (or ACA) is a way to get affordable health insurance. The ACA (sometimes referred to as "Obamacare") has a mandate that requires most uninsured people to have health insurance coverage starting in 2014.
- The Health Insurance Marketplace is the way to learn about your choices. HealthCare.gov is where you find information about the Marketplace, your health insurance options, and where you will enroll for insurance.
- Call 1-800-318-2596 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) and speak to a Health Insurance Marketplace specialist who can answer your questions in English and Spanish. (Closed Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.)
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, also referred to as the "Affordable Care Act" or ACA) is the major health care reform bill passed into law on March 23, 2010.Learn about the legislation which created this Act.