Introduced on October 1, 2013, the Health Insurance Marketplace offers insurance plans to individuals regardless of past or current medical conditions. Its goal, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to have most Americans covered by a health insurance plan by January 1st of 2014. Those not covered by a health insurance plan by that date may incur a fine.
If you are currently uninsured, have been notified that your existing plan is being cancelled, or wish to compare your current coverage costs to those in the new Health Insurance Marketplace, visit www.healthcare.gov or call 800-318-2596 to sign up for a healthcare plan and learn more about the options available.
Executives from Florida Hospital and other local health care organizations participated in a one-hour special on WFTV about the Affordable Care Act and how it may impact you. Watch the video now.