Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, requires carriers to offer new categories of health insurance plans.
No two people are the same and neither are their healthcare needs. Learn about benefits and coverage options and how to choose an insurance plan.
The open enrollment period for 2014 plans is October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014.
Coverage for plans enrolled in before December 31, 2013 should begin on January 1, 2014. For those enrolling after December 31, 2013, coverage will begin the month following enrollment.
Starting in 2014, insurers can no longer reject you based on Pre-Existing Medical Conditions.
Available health insurance plans will vary from state to state.
Find your state to compare plans online and find the right plan for you and your family.
Our latest research on health insurance and healthcare cost topics important to consumers:
Our recent report comparing off-exchange premiums vs. on-exchange premiums continues to receive attention. The report examined the lowest premiums for four major off-exchange insurance companies in 39 states versus the lowest premiums found on-exchange for plans of the same metal tier. HealthPocket found that exchanges had cheaper metal plans available than the off-exchange companies in 35 […]Read More »
Medicare Advantage has re-emerged as a battleground in America’s ongoing political conflict over health reform. Republicans condemn the Affordable Care Act’s proposed reductions in Medicare Advantage funding while Democrats often portray Medicare Advantage as a program whose wasteful overspending must be constrained. Some in the media have advanced nearer the frontline of this battle than many […]Read More »
Most recent Obamacare questions and answers from the HealthPocket community
With balance billing, limited networks, copay's, deductibles, most prescription drugs not covered is there any way a person could receive any benefit from this plan that he didn't pay for with his own cash? And if he did how can you sleep at night knowing that your chairman might have his multimillion dollar bonus delayed until you can find some way to deny more claims? That kind of tragedy shouldn't happen in America. Better that millions be bankrupted, denied care and left to die than have your non-profit profits cut into by all these miserable sick people clamoring for health care.
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