On October 1, the Affordable Care Act begins its six-month-long open enrollment period, with coverage officially beginning on January 1. Republicans in Congress are doing everything possible to defund the president’s health care reform law, but it is still the law of the land, and in just a few months it will, in large part, go into effect.
Because of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance providers can no longer refuse coverage because of pre-existing conditions, and can’t cancel or take away your coverage without notice. In addition, preventive care will be at no cost to you, young adults can remain covered under their parents’ health insurance until the age of 26, and you can also have your choice of doctors.
There are still many questions about the law and how it will affect us, but luckily resources abound to help you better understand it all, including Healthcare.gov.
Here are the answers to some common questions about Obamacare, without the Republican mendacity.
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