Understanding Health Insurance
These resources are for anyone shopping (or helping someone shop) for health coverage within the health insurance marketplaces created through the Affordable Care Act (also known as the ACA or Obamacare).
This year, open enrollment begins on Sunday, November 1, 2015, and ends Sunday, January 31, 2016.
health reform faqs
Find detailed answers to common questions about the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace as it enters its second year. 18 FAQs are now available in Spanish.View the FAQs
health insurance quiz
How much do you know about health insurance? Take our quiz and find out!Take The Quiz
What is a provider network? What's the difference between a copay and coinsurance? Get the conversation started with our one-minute videos.Watch the Videos
resources in spanish
Visit "La Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio: Recursos para los Consumidores" to find Spanish-language information on the Affordable Care Act, including 18 new FAQs and a YouToons video explaining basic health insurance concepts.
faq of the day
How do I appeal a Marketplace decision?See Answer to Today's FAQ
your state and the aca
Check out enrollment statistics for your state's health insurance marketplace.
See how many remaining uninsured are eligible for assistance under the ACA.
Use this chart to see if your state expanded Medicaid.
We also track how states are implementing other parts of the ACA in State Health Facts.