Top 10 Things to Know About ObamaCare

Making the Complex Simple in 10 Easy Pieces This is our ObamaCare top 10 list of the most important things to know about ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act). The law can be overwhelming, but understanding these ten “ObamaCare Facts” will be enough to help you get covered, find out if you qualify for cost assistance,… Read More

ObamaCare Tax: Full List of ObamaCare Taxes

How ObamaCare Taxes Affect You: New Taxes, Hikes, Breaks, Credits, and Other Changes Here’s a full list of ObamaCare Taxes. The 21 new ObamaCare tax hikes and breaks impact us all, but which ObamaCare taxes will you actually pay? Find out how the tax-related provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) will affect you, your… Read More

ObamaCare Subsidies

Obamacare Subsidies

ObamaCare Subsidies – Premium and Out-of-Pocket Cost Assistance on Marketplace Plans Explained ObamaCare subsidies save you money on your premium and out-of-pocket expenses based on income. Subsidies are only available on plans sold on the Marketplace. Let’s take a look at what subsidies are, how they work, and how you can apply for free or… Read More

ObamaCare Stories: Real Life Stories on ObamaCare

We Asked You How You’ve Been Affected By ObamaCare, Here is What You Said Below are Real ObamaCare Stories from our readers. We asked you to share your ObamaCare stories on how health care reform has affected you. Thank you for the overwhelming amount of responses. We have done our best to answer your questions… Read More

ObamaCare and Smokers

ObamaCare Gives Smokers a New Incentive to Quit Get the facts on ObamaCare and smokers. From ObamaCare’s smoking cessation benefits to the amount smoking can increase premiums, ObamaCare affects smokers. Although insurers can’t charge more for health status, they can charge up to 50% more for smoking status. On the flip side of this ObamaCare… Read More

How to Sign up For ObamaCare

How to Sign up for Health Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act To sign up for ObamaCare, go to HealthCare.Gov or find your state’s health insurance marketplace, create an account, then enroll in a plan. Sign up for ObamaCare during open enrollment. Directions for signing up, details on cost assistance, fees, enrollment periods, and information… Read More

ObamaCare: Pros and Cons of ObamaCare

The Pros and Cons of ObamaCare What are the pros and cons of ObamaCare? The ObamaCare pros and cons mirror the complex nature of the new health care law. Pros: ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act or ACA) contains many benefits, especially for low and middle-income families and small businesses. This includes tax credits for health insurance… Read More

Obamacare Preventive Care

No Cost-Sharing on Essential Preventive Care Thanks to the Affordable Care Act ObamaCare includes preventive care at no out-of-pocket cost on most health plans. ObamaCare’s free preventive services help to put the focus on wellness, early detection, and prevention, instead of treatments and cures. FACT: At least 15 free preventive services and one wellness visit… Read More

ObamaCare Mandate: Exemption and Tax Penalty

The ObamaCare Mandate Exemption and How You Can Qualify for an Exemption from the Tax “Penalty.” From 2014 – 2018, who chose not to purchase insurance had pay a tax “penalty” unless they qualified for an exemption. Exemptions from ObamaCare’s tax “penalty” mandate are available to a number of Americans. We will cover all of… Read More

ObamaCare Insurance Premiums

How ObamaCare Affects Health Insurance Premium Rates Insurance premiums are a sore subject with many readers. However, insurance premium increases related to Obamacare are largely a response to the protections contained within the law, such as the mandate for insurers to cover people with pre-existing conditions. Meanwhile, parts of the law like the rate review… Read More

ObamaCare | Health Insurance Exchange

What is the ObamaCare Health Insurance Exchange Marketplace? The Health Insurance Exchange Marketplace is an online marketplace for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). The Federal marketplace is HealthCare.Gov. Some states operate their own exchanges (you can find out if your state uses its own marketplace or the federal marketplace by going to HealthCare.Gov)…. Read More

ObamaCare Facts: Facts on the Affordable Care Act

ObamaCare Facts 2023 – We Tell you the Facts, Not The Talking Points We provide up-to-date facts on ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act). Get the ObamaCare facts on enrollment, assistance, benefits, plan types, and more. What is ObamaCare? The official name for “ObamaCare” is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), or Affordable Care Act (ACA) for short. The… Read More

ObamaCare Employer Mandate

The Employer Mandate / Employer Penalty The ObamaCare Employer Mandate / Employer Penalty, originally set to begin in 2014, was delayed until 2015 / 2016. ObamaCare’s “employer mandate” is a requirement that all businesses with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees (FTE) provide health insurance to at least 95% of their full-time employees and dependents up… Read More

ObamaCare 2013

What 2013 Means for ObamaCare and Health Care Reform What’s new for ObamaCare in 2013? ObamaCare 2013 means many new provisions, changes to Medicaid and the opening of the ObamaCare insurance exchanges on Oct 1st 2013. As well as the new benefits there are also so some things to watch out for as ObamaCare continues… Read More

ObamaCare Fact Check, Checking The ObamaCare Facts

It’s time for an ObamaCare Fact Check. A fact is a fact, and we’re checking the ObamaCare facts to separate the media myths from the truth on healthcare reform. The best way to get the Facts on ObamaCare and Obama’s health care reform is to use the law itself, CBO reports and other official .gov… Read More

Missed Deadline for ObamaCare

What Happens if I Missed the Deadline for ObamaCare? If you miss the annual deadline for ObamaCare Open Enrollment, you might miss your opportunity for cost-assisted coverage. However, you may still have options for obtaining health insurance. Open enrollment for private individual and family health plans is limited each year. For example, most states have… Read More

Minimum Essential Coverage

What is Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC)? Minimum Essential Coverage is health insurance that meets the requirements of the ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act). This generally means coverage offers 10 essential benefits and meets actuarial value standards. Most coverage offered in the employer, private, and public markets count as Minimum Essential Coverage. Meanwhile, short-term and limited… Read More

How Does ObamaCare Work?

How ObamaCare Works For You, Your Family, and Your Business We cover everything you need to know about how ObamaCare works for you, your family, and your business. Below you’ll find overviews of what ObamaCare does, how to use the Health Insurance Marketplace for low-cost coverage, deadlines for getting coverage, and a breakdown of some key… Read More

How Does ObamaCare Affect Me?

What ObamaCare Means for You, Your Family, and Your Business When hearing about the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), the first question that comes to mind is, “how will ObamaCare affect me, my family, and my business?” The answer, of course, depends on a number of factors including income and whether or not you currently have… Read More

Health Care Facts: Why We Need Health Care Reform

The Health Care System Cost Americans around 3 Trillion Dollars in 2014 and is Growing Every Year. Is ObamaCare Enough? Health Care Facts: health care reform is a good first step towards fixing our health care system. The health care facts show ObamaCare, while an effective program in many respects, isn’t enough to reform the 3 trillion… Read More

Health Care Reform Timeline

A Timeline of Health Care Reforms 2010 – 2022 Here is an easy to understand Health Care Reform Timeline 2010 – 2022. The healthcare reform timeline lays out health insurance reforms and health care milestones contained within the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Find out how the new health care law affects healthcare in the United… Read More

Grandfathered Plans

Grandfathered Health Plans Don’t Have to Follow ObamaCare’s Rules and Regulations. Grandfathered plans are plans that were purchased before March 23, 2010. These plans have a grandfathered status and don’t have to follow ObamaCare’s rules and regulations or offer the same benefits, rights and protections as new plans. This means that on many old plans… Read More

Federal Poverty Level Guidelines

What are Federal Poverty Levels Used for? Federal Poverty Levels (which are also called Federal Poverty Guidelines, Federal Poverty Line, or simply FPL) are used to see if you qualify for cost assistance when buying insurance through the State or Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Federal Poverty Levels are also used to help determine Medicaid and CHIP eligibility and to help… Read More

ObamaCare Essential Health Benefits

What Are Essential Health Benefits? Ten Essential Health Benefits must be offered at no dollar limits on every health plan under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Essential Health Benefits consist of ten categories of items and services required for all individual and small group plans after 2014. Essential Health Benefits are the types of care… Read More

The Cost of ObamaCare For Individuals, Families, Taxpayers, and the Government

What Does ObamaCare Cost? Below we look at what ObamaCare costs individuals and families, what ObamaCare costs taxpayers, and what ObamaCare costs in terms of government spending. FACT: The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) lowers costs based on income. Plans costs less than $100 a month for the majority of Americans who qualify for assistance each… Read More

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