What the Affordable Care Act Means to Pennsylvania
The Affordable Care Act guarantees that more Americans will be able to afford health coverage by creating consumer protections and providing financial assistance to help people purchase coverage. While many protections already exist for those with job-based coverage, new protections will now apply for people who have to purchase insurance on their own in the individual market. These protections, combined with financial assistance, ensure that consumers have access to fairer, more comprehensive, and more affordable health coverage.
Starting on October 1, Americans in every state will be able to enroll in affordable, comprehensive health plans through new health insurance marketplaces. Get the facts about the new benefits that individuals and families will receive when they enroll in Pennsylvania's Marketplace, including financial help for health insurance premiums and coverage of pre-existing conditions. Coverage begins on January 1, 2014.
The following inforgraphic lays out how the new health coverage options will work for Pennsylvanians.