The Affordable Care Act, Explained

Information to help consumers navigate their health insurance choices under the Affordable Care Act, or as some call it, Obamacare.

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Affordable Care Act
5:28 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Your Questions About The Affordable Care Act

NPR’s guide to the dozens of common questions about the new health care law known as Obamacare. Did we miss something? Send us your questions, and read our latest news stories on the issue.

Affordable Care Act
2:30 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

How Health Law Affects Fertility Treatment, Health Savings Accounts

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Originally published on Wed October 23, 2013 11:22 am

The health insurance marketplaces are finally open, though technical problems have hindered sign-ups.

With the deadlines for having health insurance looming, people want details about the available plans and access to health savings accounts. Some also want to know about penalties if they don't buy insurance. Here are some recent questions and answers.

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9:23 am
Tue October 15, 2013

'How Much Will Obamacare Cost Me?' Try Our Calculator

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Nearly all Americans will be required to have health insurance starting Jan. 1, 2014, or else they'll be liable for a tax penalty.

Even now, there is quite a bit of confusion about the law and how it will work. The administration has even enlisted former President Bill Clinton to serve as the law's explainer in chief.

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The Affordable Care Act, Explained
1:41 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

FAQ: Where Medicaid's Reach Has Expanded — And Where It Hasn't

Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 3:23 pm

This is one of several explainers to help consumers navigate their health insurance choices under the Affordable Care Act, or as some call it, Obamacare. Click here for answers to other common questions. Have a question we missed? Send it to health@npr.org. We may use it in a future on-air or online segment.

Could I be eligible for Medicaid now?

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The Affordable Care Act, Explained
1:38 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

FAQ: How Obamacare Affects Employers And How They're Responding

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 10:13 am

This is one of several explainers to help consumers navigate their health insurance choices under the Affordable Care Act, or as some call it, Obamacare. Click here for answers to other common questions. Have a question we missed? Send it to health@npr.org. We may use it in a future on-air or online segment.

Do employers have to do anything different under the Affordable Care Act?

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The Affordable Care Act, Explained
1:33 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

FAQ: What Retirees And Seniors Need To Know About The Affordable Care Act

Originally published on Fri October 11, 2013 1:59 pm

This is one of several explainers to help consumers navigate their health insurance choices under the Affordable Care Act, or as some call it, Obamacare. Click here for answers to other common questions. Have a question we missed? Send it to health@npr.org. We may use it in a future on-air or online segment.

I am on Medicare. Do I need to use one of the new health insurance exchanges?

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The Affordable Care Act, Explained
1:25 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

FAQ: A Young Adult's Guide To New Health Insurance Choices

Originally published on Fri October 11, 2013 1:59 pm

This is one of several explainers to help consumers navigate their health insurance choices under the Affordable Care Act, or as some call it, Obamacare. Click here for answers to other common questions. Have a question we missed? Send it to health@npr.org. We may use it in a future on-air or online segment.

So I have to carry health insurance?

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The Affordable Care Act, Explained
1:22 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

FAQ: All About Health Insurance Exchanges And How To Shop For Coverage

Originally published on Fri October 25, 2013 3:21 pm

This is one of several explainers to help consumers navigate their health insurance choices under the Affordable Care Act, or as some call it, Obamacare. Click here for answers to other common questions. Have a question we missed? Send it to health@npr.org. We may use it in a future on-air or online segment.



About The Exchanges

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The Affordable Care Act, Explained
1:10 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

FAQ: Understanding The Health Insurance Mandate And Penalties For Going Uninsured

Originally published on Fri October 25, 2013 3:16 pm

This is one of several explainers to help consumers navigate their health insurance choices under the Affordable Care Act, or as some call it, Obamacare. Click here for answers to other common questions. Have a question we missed? Send it to health@npr.org. We may use it in a future on-air or online segment.

So I have to carry health insurance?

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