If you're unsure about whether or not you should try to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, this interactive graphic is full of information that can help you decide.
Eight basic concepts you need to know about the Affordable Care Act:
1. Requires all U.S. citizens to obtain health insurance or pay a tax penalty.
2. Offers subsidies for low-income people to afford health insurance.
3. Prohibits insurers from declining coverage.
4. Mostly prohibits insurers from charging substantially more based on health or age.
5. Creates online, government-run health insurance exchanges for people and small business.
6. Increases tax credits for small businesses to offset health insurance costs.
7. Mandates minimum benefits offered, including hospitalization, maternity leave and prescription drugs.
8. Requires all large businesses to offer health insurance or pay a penalty.
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It was a catchy political pitch and a chance to calm nerves about his dramatic and complicated plan to bring historic change to America's health insurance system.
TAMPA — Gov. Rick Scott refused Wednesday to say whether he still supports expanding Medicaid eligibility to more uninsured and poor Floridians, an issue Democrats are certain to stress during his re-election campaign next year.
With a key deadline looming, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Department announced Wednesday that 364,682 people have signed up for private health insurance coverage as of Nov. 30 under the federal health law. Although that's more than three times the October total, it's less than one-third of the 1.2 …
Health insurance is one of those topics that can make your head spin — whether you've had it for years or never at all. Next year, most Americans will need to have coverage. What's less clear is how many people will be able to make their new insurance work for them.
Health policy wonks call it the "woodwork" effect: Millions of poor Americans who were eligible for Medicaid but didn't know it sign up for the program as a result of publicity around the Affordable Care Act.
When they were locked out of the troubled federal insurance website in its first week, Karen and Bobby Cox didn't panic. The uninsured couple from Dunedin figured they could wait until the site got fixed.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin returned to the Sunday news show circuit to pitch a new book and talk about the health care law with Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace.
Millions of Americans may have to get new health plans because of the Affordable Care Act, but a new report argues only a fraction of them will end up paying more for new coverage.
Dec. 15 is the deadline to choose and pay for an individual insurance policy on Affordable Care Act marketplace if you want your coverage to start on Jan. 1. If you're worried about being able to meet that deadline because of the problems on the healthcare.gov site — or if you've managed to secure a policy — …