There’s been a lot of talk about the health care law, sometimes called “Obamacare,” and many people are wondering what it’s all about.
The law makes health insurance more affordable for millions of people who are uninsured and provides new benefits for all Americans. The law also requires most Americans to have health insurance by 2014.
Planned Parenthood is here to help you understand what you need to know – like what to consider in choosing a health insurance plan, how to get help paying for it and how to enroll.
October 1, 2013
Open enrollment begins.
That means you can now sign up for a new health insurance plan.
January 1, 2014
New plans take effect!
If you signed up for a plan on or before December 23, 2013, you can start using your new insurance.
March 31, 2014
Open enrollment ends.
If you have not signed up for health insurance by this date, you will need to wait until the next enrollment period, beginning in October of 2014, and you’ll likely have to pay a fine.
Here for you, no matter what.
For almost 100 years, Planned Parenthood has been providing confidential, expert women’s health care. That’s not changing.
While the health care law means that millions of people will be getting insurance for the first time, Planned Parenthood will continue to provide quality health care to women and men— whether or not they have insurance. So you can still come to us for the care you need, when you need it.