AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
The Affordable Care Act, or ACA and also known as "Obamacare", is a complex healthcare reform that was signed into law in March of 2010. The centerpiece of the ACA is the Health Insurance Marketplace, which varies by state. According to recent publication from the American College Health Association, up to 95% of the uninsured ages 18 to 35 will qualify for either expanded Medicaid coverage or health insurance subsidies through the Marketplace.
The NY State of Health Healthcare Exchange is now open. Click here to be directed to the exchange where you can view and sign up for plans. Purchased plans through the exchange will go into effect January 1, 2014.
Information Sheets for Residents of New York State
- Young Adults [pdf]
- Uninsured New Yorkers [pdf]
- Immigrants [pdf]
- Premium Health Care Tax Credits [pdf]
For questions or to apply you may also contact the consumer call center which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 1-800-318-2596
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