Affordable Care Act / Obamacare
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as Obamacare, was signed into law March 23, 2010. Obamacare was upheld by a Supreme Court ruling on June 28, 2012.
Obamacare is the popular name for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA is the law of the land & affects:
- What health insurance you can get
- When you can get insurance
- How much Health Insurance will cost you.
- Qualifying for a tax credit to help pay for your health plan
Under Obamacare, health insurance is required by law or you’ll pay an escalating tax penalty. If you do not have qualifying health insurance, you must pay a tax penalty, either a flat rate or a percentage of your household income, whichever is greater.
With Obamacare, insurers must insure everyone regardless of pre-existing conditions or prior coverage. Obamacare requires all new health insurance plans to include 10 Essential Health Benefits:
- Ambulatory patient services
- Emergency services
- Laboratory services
- Maternity and newborn care
- Mental health and substance abuse disorder services (including behavioral health treatment)
- Pediatric services, including oral and vision care
- Prescription drugs
- Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management
- Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices
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