Implementation of health care reform is here and will be in effect by January 1, 2014 in the form of a health benefit exchange. Here’s what you need to know about The New York State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace and Obamacare:
The Marketplace is designed to help people shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage. Individuals, families and small businesses will be able to use the Exchange to help them compare commercial insurance options, calculate costs and select coverage online, in person, over the phone or by mail.
The Marketplace will help people check their eligibility for health care programs like Medicaid and sign up for these programs if they are eligible. Individuals shopping for coverage may be eligible for financial assistance to help them afford health insurance purchased through the Exchange. Insurance coverage can be purchased through The New York State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace now with coverage starting January 1, 2014.
These plans cover birth control with no co-pay, doctor visits, hospitalizations, maternity care, ER care, and other prescriptions. To find out how Obamacare works for you, visit www.PlannedParenthoodHealthInsuranceFacts.org.