New FAQs and Explainers Help Consumers Understand How Obamacare May Affect Them
With open enrollment for the new health insurance marketplaces
underway, many Americans will be looking for information about what the
Affordable Care Act (ACA) will mean for them.
Today the Kaiser Family Foundation released an expanded list of Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs) to help consumers better understand the ACA, also known as Obamacare.
Through more than 150 questions and answers, the collection provides guidance
to consumers about the law and how it applies to people in different
circumstances. The questions address such topics as "Who is eligible for
Marketplace premium tax credits?" and "What is a grandfathered plan?
How do I know if I have one?"
In addition, the Foundation also has issued a series of
"Obamacare & You" one-page explainers
that address how the law applies to people in different circumstances: the
uninsured, people with job-based coverage, people who are low-income and
potentially eligible for Medicaid, people with pre-existing conditions, people
who buy coverage on their own through the individual market, and Medicare