Obamacare Guide


Confused About Obamacare? Check Out KQED’s Guide

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The clock is ticking.

It’s now less than seven months until Obamacare goes fully into effect. On Jan. 1 most Americans will be required to have health insurance or pay a fine. Here in California, 7 million people are uninsured.

Whether you love it, hate it or are just plain confused, the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land. Many people have questions about how the ACA affects themselves and their families. But it can be hard to find a central place to get your questions answered.

For example, if you want to find out about the new marketplace, you can visit Covered California, the state’s new health insurance marketplace. But that won’t help you if you get your insurance through your job, or if you’re on Medicare or Medi-Cal. You could probably learn a lot from the federal government’s website about the health law, but that’s not specific to California.

That’s why we produced Obamacare Explained: A Guide for Californians. We describe, in Continue reading