On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The law puts in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will roll out over four years and beyond. Click here for an overview of the key features of the Affordable Care Act year-by-year.
A primary goal of the Affordable Care Act is to help the 16% uninsured and eligible in Tennessee gain access to quality, affordable healthcare. Central to this goal is the creation of the Health Insurance Marketplace. Through the Marketplace, eligible Americans will be able to enroll in a health plan to get coverage that starts in January 2014.
- 16% uninsured
- 6-month open enrollment period begins Oct. 1, 2013 and ends March 31, 2014
- Coverage begins as early as Jan. 1, 2014
- Many people will get savings they can use right away to help them pay for insurance in the Marketplace (including an individual with income less than $45,960 or a family of 4 with income less than $94,200).
Need health coverage? The Health Insurance Marketplace will give you a clear picture of what you’ll pay and what you’ll get before you make a choice. Visit HealthCare.gov to learn more.