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                Start here for an overview of the PPACA ("Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act", aka "Obama Care") and the enrollment process: 
                 
                  Health Insurance Marketplace, Affordable Care Act | HealthCare.gov      https://www.healthcare.gov/
                 
                 
                Information about how the PPACA will affect the quality and quantity of health insurance coverage:
                 
                   Health Insurance Market Reforms - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
                    
                https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Programs-and-Initiatives/Health-Insurance-Market-Reforms/index.html


                Many people will qualify for financial assistance for paying their health insurance premiums, by means of Federal Income Tax Credits; This site will let you estimate how much help you may qualify for:
                 
                    Subsidy Calculator | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation:      http://kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator/


                Publications & articles about ObamaCare from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS.Gov ), including relevant regulations:
                 
                Have specific questions you can't find the answer to? Call the Healthcare.Gov 24-hour toll-free help line and talk to a human being:
                                800-318-2596
                 

                PDF Copies of the paper forms to apply for health insurance through the Marketplace (you WILL be able to apply ONLINE as of October 1)::

                      ·  Individual Short form (PDF - 668 KB)

                       ·  www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Resources/Forms-Reports-and-Other-Resources/Downloads/AttachmentB_042913.pdf

                        ·  Family (PDF - 820 KB)
                        
                        
                        

                Information about ObamaCare from AARP :     http://healthlawanswers.aarp.org/?cmp=RDRCT-HLA_JUN13_013

                Questions about the IRS role in the PPACA? Here are 2 links to the latest information:

                     General information:        http://www.irs.gov/uac/Affordable-Care-Act-Tax-Provisions-Home

                     Specific information about the penalty fee if you remain uninsured: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Questions-and-Answers-on-the-Individual-Shared-Responsibility-Provision


                VIDEOS:
                 
                This training video covers the essential features of how the health Insurance Marketplace will work (please note-this is a 46 minute official training video):
                                                                                          Understanding the Marketplace
                 

                What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dN7YFfLJ4SY&feature=player_embedded

                 

                Marketplace Application Process  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=l6KNt9Mf3GQ

                Marketplace Enrollment Process http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lFs46izEZMw


                 

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