Friday, March 28, 2014

Deadline to sign up for Affordable Care Act approaching

We wanted to remind you that the deadline to sign up for the new health insurance options made available under the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as Obamacare) is March 31st.
If you are like 8 out of 10 Americans, and you already have health insurance through your job, or the VA, or Medicare you are set.  But if you don’t have health insurance, there is a way for you to get health care that you can afford, even if you were previously denied for a pre-existing condition. Plans that are offered through the new health insurance marketplace are required to cover the basics — doctor visits, hospital stays, preventive care, prescriptions and more, and you may be able to get help paying for the cost of your new insurance or qualify for low cost options.  
Depending on your income you might even be eligible for savings or even health care for free.  If you do not have health insurance already and don't enroll by March 31st, you may not be able to get health insurance again until next year.  Just call 1-800-318-2596 or visit  The majority of people without insurance today will be able to find a plan for $100 a month or less. If you need help with your application, you can also to make an appointment with local help. They can answer any questions you may have and walk you through the application process.
We hope this information is helpful for you as the March 31st deadline approaches.
Bess Evans
Senior Policy Advisor for Public Engagement
White House Office of Public Engagement
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Enroll by phone, 24/7: 1-800-318-2596

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