October 1 marked the beginning of open enrollment for Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance plans. For individuals without insurance, the open enrollment period provides millions of Americans with the opportunity to purchase health insurance for the first time.
Insurance exchanges, also called marketplaces, are the only place to enroll in ACA insurance plans and to take advantage of possible tax credits. In Colorado, individuals and small business owners will use the Connect for Health Colorado site. In addition to providing low cost insurance plans, the ACA has also expanded Colorado's Medicaid program and the services provided by Medicare.
Healthcare.gov is now available to help you understand the new Affordable Care Act. Learn what's changing and when, and find insurance options to meet your needs.
When you're looking for more general information about your health, try the Library's Health resources - found under the Research tab. They are a great way to search for health information. Check the DPL Health Site to learn how to research health topics. Be sure to check out MedlinePlus! It is an easy-to-use service of the National Library of Medicine, and new resources are added daily.