Affordable Care Act Is Live
(CBS News) Even with the government shutdown looming, a key part of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is set to begin on Tuesday.
So what do you need to know for the program’s open enrollment period?
If you have insurance already, CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger pointed out, the open enrollment will not affect you — so you can do nothing. “If you have insurance through your employer, if you’re on Medicare, if you’re on Medicaid, if your child is covered by CHIP, you’re on COBRA, relax, take a deep breath,” she said on “CBS This Morning.” “You don’t have to do anything. You are covered.”
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However, those that will be affected are uninsured legal U.S. citizens. They can begin shopping for health care coverage for coverage on Tuesday at HealthCare.gov.
Here are the important dates to know as the health care roll-out begins:
October 1, 2013 – Open enrollment starts
January 1, 2014 – Health coverage starts
March 31, 2014 – Open enrollment ends
Click here to register: https://www.healthcare.gov/