If you have a preexisting condition and haven't already signed up for Obamacare's Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, you may be out of luck until next January. New enrollments in the PCIP have been suspended.
Individual health insurance plans that cover preexisting conditions will eventually be available through the health insurance exchanges created by The Affordable Care Act. But, those exchanges don't open until October, and insurance coverage purchased through them doesn't take effect until January 1, 2014.
If you applied for the PCIP prior to the enrollment suspension but haven't hear back, don't lose hope. Applications postmarked before the enrollment suspension will still be considered for coverage.
The suspension of new enrollments doesn't affect you if you're currently enrolled in the PCIP. Your health insurance doesn't change. And, if you used to be covered by the PCIP, but lost your coverage recently because you moved out of state, you may be allowed to re-enroll in your new state despite the suspension.
Unfortunately, those of you who have a preexisting condition and didn't apply for the PCIP before the suspension may have tough going until next January. In the meantime you can negotiate medical bills you end up having to pay out-of-pocket because you don't have insurance, search for other health insurance options using this tool, and learn other ways to save money on healthcare.
For a June 3,2013 update on additional changes to the PCIP, see More Changes as Pre-Existing Condition Plan Runs Low on Money.