ObamaCare Open Enrollment 2018

Published: April 10, 2017 Last Updated: Sept 7, 2018 Understanding ObamaCare’s 2018 Open Enrollment Period ObamaCare’s 2018 Open Enrollment period started November 1, 2017 and ends on December 15, 2017. However, some states extended enrollment until January 2018. See state-specific deadlines for 2018 coverage below. Open enrollment is the only time you can enroll in a health…

“The American Health Care Act” Explained

A Simple Version of Everything You Need To Know About the ObamaCare Repeal and Replace Plan We explain “the American Health Care Act” (The New ObamaCare Replacement Plan) in simple terms. You can see our full review here or see a simple pros and cons list here (the list below offers some opinion, like the opinion that taking away Medicaid from…

Washington State House Reps Sponsor Single Payer Bill

Washington State House Bill 1026 Several House representatives in Washington have sponsored HB 1026 which would establish a single-payer health care system in Washington state using the Affordable Care Act’s State Innovation Waiver 1332. The 1332 waivers first became available to state legislators this year, and these waivers allow states to utilize 95% of the…

Ideologies and Tactics Related to Defunding ObamaCare

Defund ObamaCare: Why Take Power Away From Government? Why would so many people push to defund ObamaCare when Government programs like the ACA are created the average citizen? Programs and services like Medicaid, Social Security, ObamaCare, Unions, NPR, PBS, Education, etc. cost Big Business billions in taxes every year (taxes must be collected to pay for…

El Registro Abierto 2017 de Obama Care

Para Entender el Registro Abierto de ObamaCare en el 2017 El registro abierto del 2017 comienza el 1o de noviembre del 2016 y termina el 31 de enero del 2017. El registro abierto es el único momento en el que puede registrarse para tener un plan de seguro médico en el mercado individual. Esto significa…

What is a Major Medical Health Insurance Plan?

A major medical health insurance plan generally describes any private individual or family plan sold after 2014 that follows the ACA’s new guidelines. This means it is a plan that counts as minimum essential coverage, offers the ten essential health benefits, follows guidelines for deductible and out-of-pocket maximum limits, and covers “major expenses” associated with serious illness…

ObamaCare Fee 2017

The Individual Mandate Fee for 2017: Not Having Health Insurance in 2017 Although the 2017 ObamaCare fee isn’t published yet, we can look at the 2016 fees to get a rough estimate of the penalty for not having health insurance in 2017. “For 2016 the annual fee for not having insurance was $695 per adult and $347.50 per child…

ObamaCare Open Enrollment 2017

Understanding ObamaCare’s 2017 Open Enrollment Period Open Enrollment 2017 started November 1, 2016 and ended January 31, 2017. Open enrollment is the only time you can enroll in a health plan on the individual market without qualifying for special enrollment. That means if you wanted to get cost assistance and avoid the monthly fee for 2017,…

Is Obamacare Mandatory for Everyone?

Does Everyone Have to Get Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act? As of 2019 ObamaCare is optional, not mandatory. There is no requirement to get coverage or fee for not having coverage under In most states. With that said, you’ll have to shop for coverage during open enrollment unless you qualify for special enrollment and…

Is ObamaCare Free?

The Ways in Which ObamaCare is and isn’t Free ObamaCare is free for some via Medicaid expansion, offers cost assistance to others via the marketplace, and cost those without cost assistance money. Below we discuss all the ways ObamaCare is or isn’t free depending on income and state. TIP: All cost assistance mentioned below is based on family size…