Despite the debates, website glitches and the government shutdown, Obamacare went live this week. Unfortunately, most of us are still confused about what this means and whether or not we will be covered. This can de especially confusing for those who have never signed up for health insurance. While most individuals with disabilities will not be as affected by the Affordable Care Act, it is important that we all know about it. Whether you’re going to sign up or you just want to learn more about the Affordable Care Act there are some basic things we should all know.
What is Obamacare?
We’ve probably all seen Jimmy Kimmel’s prank asking people about Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act. Seems like most of us don’t know the difference (if there is one), but everyone seems to have an opinion of whether or not they like it. It is important to know the plans being offered as a health provider, guardian or patient. Please read about the Affordable Care Act before deciding whether it is or isn’t the best solution for you.
How to register?
Are you are interested in learning more about the Affordable Care Act as a consumer? Would you like to look at the plans being offered? Make sure you visit the Health Insurance Marketplace at https://www.healthcare.gov.
* Illinois residents should start their search for healthcare coverage under the Health Insurance Marketplace on GetCovered Illinois:
When should I register?
The Affordable Care Act enrollment began October 1, 2013 for coverage beginning January 1, 2014. If you are seeking coverage starting January 1, 2014 you must register at this time.
We may not all agree on the right solution for America’s healthcare system but we should all be informed of the options. Ask your employer if they offer health benefits. Shop around, look at the pros and cons for each plan.
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