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Affordable Care Act and Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is a hot political topic. Learn more about its benefits, how you can seek them, and what's important to know if you are covered under the ACA.
Young man and old man laughing together Federal rules require individual and small group health plans to cap premiums for older enrollees at no more than 3 times the premiums charged for a 21-year-old
How Does Your Age Affect Your Health Insurance Premium?
Idaho's enhanced short-term health plans are a hybrid of traditional short-term plans and ACA-compliant plans
What Are Idaho's Enhanced Short-Term Health Plans?
1332 waivers allow states to take an innovative approach to their health insurance markets, within parameters laid out by the federal government.
What Is a 1332 Waiver?
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What Is a Basic Health Program?
Understanding how marriage affects your premium tax credit can help you plan ahead and avoid surprises at tax time
How Will Getting Married Affect Your Premium Tax Credit?
Expanded bronze plans provide more coverage
Expanded Bronze Plans: What They Are and How They Work
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How Cost-Sharing Reductions Make Health Care More Affordable
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Understanding the Lawsuit That Could Overturn the ACA
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Can Premium Subsidies Be Used to Pay for Dental Insurance?
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American Rescue Plan Temporarily Eliminates the ACA's Subsidy Cliff
Massachussetts To Enact Mandatory Health Insurance Law
What Is Off-Exchange Health Insurance?
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What Is a Grandfathered Health Plan?
What does it mean to have minimum essential coverage?
What Is Minimum Essential Coverage, and Why Does It Matter?
Senator Chuck Grassley (R, Iowa), called for a requirement in the ACA that Congress and staffers obtain coverage in the exchange
Is Congress Exempt From Obamacare?
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How Do Immigrants Obtain Health Insurance Under the ACA?
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What Was the Goal of the ACA's Cadillac Tax and Why Was It Repealed?
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10 Essential Health Benefits Under the ACA
Benchmark plan means two different things under the ACA
There Are Two Different Definitions of Benchmark Plan Under the ACA
Short-term health insurance is available year-round in most states
You can buy short-term insurance in most states. But is it a good idea?
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Is There Still a Penalty for Being Uninsured in 2021?
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Silver Loading and Your Health Insurance Premiums
Several provisions of the ACA make coverage and care more accessible for Native Americans and Alaska Natives
How the ACA makes coverage and care accessible for Native Americans
There are no asset tests for the ACA's premium tax credits or expanded Medicaid
Job-Based Insurance and ACA Subsidies Have No Asset Test
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How Obamacare Changed Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
Family glitch leaves some families without access to affordable health insurance
Some Families Can't Get Affordable ACA Insurance
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What is a Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion Period?
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Health Insurance Exemption Criteria—Why They Still Matter
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4 Ways to Choose Between Obamacare and Job-Based Health Insurance
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Why a Bronze Health Insurance Plan Might Be Right for You
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Overview of the Premium Tax Credit
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What's a Shared Responsibility Payment?
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What You Should Know About Platinum Plan Health Insurance
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Are Health Insurance Premiums Going Up or Down for 2021?
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What to Know About Gold Plan Health Insurance
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Health Insurance: Understanding High Risk Pools
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Preventive Care: What's Free and What's Not
Prepare today for a secure tomorrow
What Happens If You Lose Your Health Insurance for Not Paying Premiums
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Are You Late Paying Your Health Insurance Premiums?
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Find out How COBRA Affects Your Obamacare Health Insurance Subsidy
What Is the Individual Mandate?
What does it mean when healthcare services aren't subject to the deductible?
Find out Why Care May Be Excluded From the Deductible
Health care sharing ministries have grown substantially in membership, but there are caveats to understand
The Pros and Cons of Healthcare Sharing Ministries
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Family Uninsured? Calculate Your Family's Health Insurance Penalty
Understanding Mandated Health Insurance Benefits
Open Enrollment Begins For Third Year Of Affordable Care Act
What Is a Silver Health Care Plan Under the Affordable Care Act?
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Don't Wait Until You're Sick to Buy Health Insurance
President Obama Delivers Statement On The Affordable Care Act In The Rose Garden WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on the Affordable Care Act with Vice President Joe Biden in the Rose Garden of the White House April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. More than 7 million Americans signed up for health insurance through the final day of eligibility of the national health care law.
The ACA's Individual Mandate: What You Need To Know
What You Should Know About the Affordable Care Act
Health Reform and Dependent Coverage for Young Adults
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What Is Reinsurance and Why Are States Pursuing It?
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The Medicaid Look Back Period Makes It Hard to Get Into a Nursing Home
The out-of-pocket maximum on your health insurance plan could go up in 2017
Why Do Health Insurance Out-of-Pocket Maximums Increase Each Year?
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7 Things to Know About Grandmothered Health Plans
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Where Can You Go Without Insurance and Not Owe a Penalty?
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5 Things to Know About Student Health Insurance