Politics aside, how could coverage improve for you & your loved ones?
Health care reform has many fans and many detractors. Amid all the sound and fury, the plain facts risk being blurred. So here is a look at where the reforms stand, and what they potentially offer you.
Here is how the health care exchanges will operate. According to healthcare.gov, open enrollment in the new health insurance exchanges is set to start on October 1; the open enrollment window for 2014 closes next March 31. Coverage you purchase via these exchanges becomes effective as soon as January 1, 2014. The federal government refers collectively to the 51 exchanges (one for each state and one for the District of Columbia) as the Health Insurance Marketplace. The federal government is running 34 of the 51 exchanges; others will be run by the respective state governments.1,2