Affordable Care Act
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The New Health Care Law
The Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) became the law in 2010 and was
upheld by the Supreme Court in 2012. Among its provisions, the ACA requires
everyone to have health insurance coverage either through their employer,
individually through the Health Insurance Marketplace, or through Expanded
Assistance for the Kalamazoo Community
- Summit Point- Lead Navigator for Kalamazoo County
- 140 West Michigan Avenue
- Battle Creek, MI 49017
- Family Health Center
- Cynthia Zabala: Certified Application Counselor
- 117 West Paterson Street
- Kalamazoo, MI 49007
If you already have Medicare,
Medicaid or private health insurance and are happy with it, you can keep it. If
you want to consider the policies certified as qualified health plans in
Michigan, then HealthCare.gov is THE health insurance
marketplace to serve you. Michigan Residents will use it to compare plans,
apply for financial assistance, and enroll.
Shop coverage and
enroll online: HealthCare.gov
Enroll for coverage by phone: 1-800-318-2596
Important dates to keep in mind:
- October 1, 2013 – Open enrollment begins
- December 15, 2013 – If enrolled in a private plan before this date and you
make your 1st premium payment, coverage will begin on January 1, 2014.
- January 1, 2014 – Coverage begins
- March 31, 2014 – Open enrollment
This is THE site for
Michigan residents to get information about their healthcare options and shop
for a plan that meets their individual needs. Toll free help line:
(Spanish language version of the marketplace.) Este es el sitio para los residentes de Michigan para obtener información sobre sus opciones de atención médica y la tienda de un plan que se ajuste a sus necesidades individuales. Llamada gratuita línea de ayuda: 800-318-2596
Michigan government agency offering free help to anyone looking for information about health insurance in MI. HICAP toll free phone assistance: 877-999-6442
Basic Michigan law and ACA information
Nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to maximize the number of uninsured Americans who enroll in health coverage made available by the Affordable Care Act.
A wealth of valuable information available about the ACA at this private foundations website.
Working together to make affordable, quality healthcare a reality for all in Michigan.