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Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Begins

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 07:13 AM EST

March Health Care Deadline Looms

March Health Care Deadline Looms

Nearly every citizen of the United States must be signed up for health insurance by March 31 or risk paying a fine. But as recently as last month, three-fourths of the uninsured didn't know there was a March 31...

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 07:21 PM EST

Businesses Get More Time on Obamacare Mandate

Businesses Get More Time on Obamacare Mandate

The U.S. government on Monday delayed another part of President Barack Obama's health reform law, saying medium-sized businesses would not face a tax penalty until 2016 for not providing employees with...

Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 at 03:45 PM EST

Obamacare Foes to Newly Insured: Put Down the Donut

Obamacare Foes to Newly Insured: Put Down the Donut

Critics of the Affordable Care Act have a message for the millions of Americans who have enrolled in health insurance on the Obamacare websites: Enough with the junk food.

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 07:13 AM EST

Why Your Boss May Be Taking Note of Obamacare Exchanges

Why Your Boss May Be Taking Note of Obamacare Exchanges

Premiums on the new government health exchanges are lower than the average premium paid by the majority of Americans who have employer-based coverage, according to a new report released Thursday.

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 07:52 AM EST

State Efforts to Cripple Obamacare Are Working: Study

State Efforts to Cripple Obamacare Are Working: Study

States whose governments resist Obamacare also hinder efforts to get people signed up for health insurance, a new study reports.

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 09:28 AM EST

Insured, Finally: Obamacare Coverage Kicks In

Insured, Finally: Obamacare Coverage Kicks In

Insurance policies bought on the Obamacare exchanges kicked in Wednesday for more than 2 million Americans, setting the stage for a test of how well the president's signature health care law would really work.

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 at 03:54 PM EST

Over 2 Million Have Enrolled on Obamacare Sites: W.H.

Over 2 Million Have Enrolled on Obamacare Sites: W.H.

That figure marked a big improvement from the early weeks of the Obamacare signups, when website users faced many technical difficulties, and on a teleconference Tuesday, Health and Human Services Secretary...

Friday, Dec 27, 2013 at 11:54 PM EST

Deadline for Health Insurance in Md. Near

Deadline for Health Insurance in Md. Near

Maryland health officials said Friday that enrollment in private health insurance on the state exchange increased by more than 50 percent during the third week of December, totaling 11,715 signups since the...

Thursday, Dec 26, 2013 at 07:42 PM EST

Deadline for Health Insurance in Md.

Deadline for Health Insurance in Md.

Tomorrow is deadline day in Maryland. It's the last day to sign up for coverage on Jan. 1 under the state's new health insurance exchange. But online and over-the-phone, would-be customers say the website is...

Monday, Dec 23, 2013 at 03:44 PM EST

Federal Exchange Deadline Extended for ACA Coverage

Federal Exchange Deadline Extended for ACA Coverage

Those enrolling in the federal healthcare exchange will get an extra day to sign up, ensuring they receive coverage starting Jan. 1.

About ACA
Affordable Care Act is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, it represents the most significant government expansion and regulatory overhaul of the country's healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.

Having trouble with healthcare.gov? Enroll or get information about Affordable Care Act plans by calling a specialist 24 hours a day at 800-318-2596.