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Affordable Care

 

What Is It?

The Affordable Care Act (or ACA) is a new 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 new 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. Healthcare.gov also offers a Live Chat option, for quick questions.

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.

 

Important Dates

October 1, 2013: Marketplace open enrollment starts
January 1, 2014: Health coverage can start
March 31, 2014: Open enrollment ends

 

What Does It Mean For Me?

 

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