Yes! The Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare,” is still helping families and individuals find and pay for health insurance in the United States. Although congress had many chances to repeal the law in the past couple years, they ultimately chose to continue the program.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare,” is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.
This video put together by the Kaiser Family Foundation gives a good, concise explanation of what the Affordable Care Act does.
Similar to other health insurance plans, there is an Open Enrollment Period each year where individuals and families can review their options and select or switch plans. Here are the upcoming open enrollment periods:
2020 benefit year: November 1, 2019 – December 15, 2019
If you’ve gone through a major life change, you can also sign up for coverage outside of these dates. Here is a list of Special Enrollment circumstances that could be qualifying events.
And, if you are in one of the categories below, you can enroll at any time:
- Eligible for Medicaid or have a child who is eligible for CHIP
- A Native American or Alaska Native
Absolutely. People in Nebraska can go to the Health Insurance Marektplace at Healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596 to look at plans, sign up for health coverage, or update their existing coverage.
We recommend visiting Healthcare.gov to see your options. It’s easy to use and can help with making most decisions. Call the Marketplace call center for more detailed information at 1-800-318-2596.
Enrollment assistance from local Navigators and Certified Application Counselors (CACs) can be found on Enroll Nebraska’s Enrollment Assister Map. These professionals provide free assistance with enrollment questions or the whole enrollment process. The Health Insurance Marketplace call center also offers assistance over the phone at 1-800-318-2596.
Find important dates, health fairs, and events near you on our Events page.
The most recent data suggests we’re doing about average. Take a look at our Uninsured in Nebraska page to learn more.