Staff are now rerouting women to one of three abortion clinics still operating in Austin, to Planned Parenthood’s surgical center in Dallas, to Houston or even out of state to New Mexico if they need an abortion past 16 weeks of pregnancy.
When applying for health insurance, you usually have to share personal information with each private insurance company to find out how much a potential health plan costs. In the Health Insurance Marketplace, you have a simplified way of finding health insurance, comparing plans and reviewing coverage options from different providers.
In the Health Insurance Marketplace, you will need to share your personal information just once and you’ll get:
- the ability to compare different insurance companies and buy the health insurance plan of your choice
- if you qualify, a new tax credit to help pay premiums for health coverage based on income level
- if qualified, support for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program for Children (CHIP) based on income level
It is important to know that when you apply for health coverage through the marketplace, you need to give more information than is required by individual insurance companies. Additional information is needed to provide medical coverage based on income. In the marketplace, you will have to share the social security number of each family member, income information, details of your employer and any insurance you may have, including Medicare insurance.
By law, each person must have health insurance in 2014 or will pay a fine ($95 per adult, $47.50 per child or 1 percent of your income, whichever is the higher amount).
Ways to Register
There are four different ways you can register for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace:
Health Insurance Marketplace
Department of Health and Human Services
465 Industrial Blvd
London, KY 40750-0001
By phone: Call 1-800-318-2596, available 24 hours a day, or 1-855-889-4325 (TTY).
In person: To find local help, search by city and state or zip code.
Online: You can apply online at healthcare.gov.
The open enrollment period in the Health Insurance Marketplace began on October 1, 2013 and ends on March 31, 2014.
Remember that no medical coverage obtained will begin before January 1, 2014.
tortillabomb asked: Do you seriously believe Obamacare is good for this country? If so, can you give me five reasons how it will benefit the average family of four? I doubt you can, you're just another idiot who hates the republicans because "hurr durr bush was a war criminal" you're pathetic.
Only five? Don’t you have another hand to count on? (I won’t even hold it against you if you use your toes)
Seriously though, I could give you 129 million reasons —because that’s how many Americans will no longer be blocked from having insurance due to so-called pre-existing conditions
And if you were a good Republican (oxymoron, I know) you would know that the idea for the Affordable Care Act (minus single-payer) was originally a Republican, Heritage Foundation idea —but of course, now that PBO has tweaked it, no doubt you think it’s a horrible idea
SN: Obamacare covers #ODS [LISTEN]
Here ya go lil buddy :)
- Because Obamacare covers contraception as a part of women’s preventative care, and if you’re a true “pro-lifer” then would you know and appreciate that access to birth control causes fewer unplanned pregnancies and thus Obamacare will help reduce abortions
- Because insurance companies can no longer discriminate based on gender
- Because HIV testing will now be covered under the ACA
- Because before Obamacare, annually some 700,000 Americans declare bankruptcy due to medical bills
- Because I don’t like lining insurance companies’ pockets with money and thanks to Obamacare, you get your money back—I think teh technical term is rebate—if your insurance company doesn’t spend at least 80% of your premium on healthcarecare
- Because for millions, insurance will cost less than $100/month (hence the “affordable” part of the Affordable Care Act)
- Because Mental-health coverage will get a big boost under Obamacare
Yeah…soo…anyway, that’s more than five reasons, so you can go back to Tumblr trolling…I give you a 1 out of 5 for effort
because I have a Vv special Tumblr button for you
For everyone else…