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Elizabeth Davis

Does the Affordable Care Act Require You to Do Something?

By August 23, 2013

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Find out if you need to enroll in Obamacare, and how to go about it if you do.

A lot of Americans aren't sure what the Affordable Care Act requires of them. They don't know if they're required to do something if they're uninsured, or if they can continue on without health insurance. Many don't know there's a tax penalty for remaining uninsured after January 1, 2014. Some even think the Affordable Care Act has been repealed. (It hasn't been repealed.)

Among those who know they're required to have health insurance just a few months from now, many don't know how to go about getting it. Most don't have a clue how they'll afford it, and many don't know about subsidies to help pay for it.

If you're one of these people, not sure if you have to do something, or not sure exactly what to do, then you need to read "Think You May Need to Enroll in Obamacare?"

You'll learn whether or not you have to get health insurance, what will happen if you blow off the requirement to have health insurance, and how a health insurance exemption will help you avoid the penalty for not having health insurance. You'll also learn about government subsidies to help pay for health insurance, how to enroll in Obamacare through a health insurance exchange, and how to pick the health plan that best fits your needs.

The bulk of the Affordable Care Act takes effect just over four months from now. Health insurance exchanges start accepting applications to enroll in Obamacare on October 1, 2013. Do your research now; you'll have time to make a plan before you have to take action in a few months.

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