The purpose of the Affordable Care Act it to make it easier to get insurance you can afford, ensure you have the care you need when you get sick, and cover the preventive services you need to stay healthy.
You can apply for health coverage, compare all your options, and enroll in a plan in one streamlined application through the Health Insurance Marketplace. When open enrollment begins October 1, 2013, you can fill out your application and see the health coverage options available to you.
To answer questions you may have and to help you get started, visit:
Here are 3 key dates you'll want to mark on your calendar:
- October 1, 2013: Marketplace open enrollment starts
- January 1, 2014: Health coverage can start
- March 31, 2014: Open enrollment ends
For a subsidy calculator, go to: http://kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator