Understanding Health Insurance
Produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation, these consumer resources are for people who are shopping for health coverage within the health insurance Marketplace. Through the Affordable Care Act (also known as the ACA or Obamacare), the Marketplace’s open enrollment period begins on Saturday, November 15, 2014 and ends on Sunday, February 15, 2014.
Released in 2014, the third YouToons video breaks down important insurance concepts, such as premiums, deductibles and provider networks. Available in English only. Spanish version to be released soon.Watch Now
health reform faqs
Find detailed answers to common questions about the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace as it enters its second yearView the FAQs
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
issues for 2015
The Affordable Care Act brings several changes to 2014 income taxes. For the first time, people will need to verify that they carried health coverage, pay a penalty or request an exemption from the individual mandate. Those receiving financial assistance from the government through health insurance marketplace plans must reconcile their tax subsidies.
your state and the aca
Check out enrollment statistics for your state's health insurance marketplace.
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.
hiv and the aca
What does Obamacare mean for someone with HIV?
Find out about new health insurance options that may help HIV-positive people with their care and treatment.Learn more