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.
TAMPA — Kristen Nash fueled up with a frappuccino, grabbed a handful of fliers and bounded across the University of South Florida campus.
With a March 31 deadline fast approaching to purchase health insurance or risk a penalty, the White House is engaged in a media blitz encouraging people to check out healthcare.gov.
MIAMI — First lady Michelle Obama met and spoke with residents about enrolling for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplaces in Miami on Wednesday afternoon.
Consumers hoping to buy subsidized coverage on the Affordable Care Act marketplace need to make their purchase by Saturday to get coverage that takes effect March 1.
TAMPA — About one-fifth of the 158,000 Floridians who signed up for health coverage through the Obamacare marketplace are young adults, a hard-to-reach population considered critical to stabilizing the individual insurance market.
We've heard people give lots of reasons for opposing Obamacare. But until a reader sent us some Internet links recently, we hadn't realized that one of the fears being spawned by Obamacare was that it could usher in legal beheadings across America.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Dennis Ross is putting his money where his talk is on Obamacare.
TALLAHASSEE — The Stuart-based Fiorella Insurance Agency made headlines a couple of months ago when it began using the Obamacare Enrollment Team name to insinuate official ties to the health care law and sell policies to unsuspecting people, setting off an ongoing state inquiry.
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.
|"Although I'm a supporter of the new health care law, it's clear the president attempted to retroactively adjust what he in fact had said. That many lost their insurance was no surprise to me. Why? Because of the good work performed by PolitiFact; I knew what he was saying was only Half …