To find information on ObamaCare, visit the official government website. The website explains the benefits of this health insurance plan and instructions on how to sign up using the Health Insurance Marketplace. This website also describes the penalties for not carrying health insurance and explains how to renew a current insurance plan or transition from one plan to another.
The Health Insurance Marketplace is an organization in which uninsured individuals and families can choose from among health-coverage options and prices. Most citizens living in the United States are eligible for enrollment in an ObamaCare plan, provided they are not in jail. Unless you qualify for a special enrollment period, you must wait until open enrollment occurs to apply for coverage. Additionally, the Marketplace offers information on applying for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program for those who cannot afford to purchase a plan through the Marketplace. Enrollment deadlines and tax credit information are also available on the website. Insured individuals can also use the Marketplace to compare the affordability of purchasing a plan versus obtaining coverage through an employer. There are fees and penalties for lacking health insurance coverage, but exemptions can apply based on income or other circumstances.
The Affordable Care Act reformed health care coverage in the United States by making it more affordable and accessible to most Americans under the age of 65, according to the Medicaid website. It makes Medicaid coverage available to low-income families based only on income and the size of the family. Medicaid expansion eligibility went into effect on January 1, 2014.
The following shows how to find information about ObamaCare.
- Go to the HHS website
- Navigate to the full text of the ACA
- Go to the Obama Care Facts website
Type www.hhs.gov on the browser and press Enter.
Select and click on the About the Law option on the main menu on the HHS homepage. Click on the Read the Law option on the left-hand menu panel on the following page to go to the full text of the ACA.
Alternatively, information on ObamaCare is also available on the ObamaCare Facts website. Type obamacarefacts.com on the browser to go to the website.