This article is provided and sponsored by: Healthfirst
The Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” has changed a number of healthcare options for Americans. Some of these changes might surprise you.
Did you know? With Obamacare:
- You can’t be denied coverage if you are already sick (often referred to as having a pre-existing condition)—or be dropped from coverage if you become sick.
- Adult children may remain on their parents’ healthcare coverage until age 26 (until age 29 in New York).
- New York has decided to expand Medicaid, meaning more people will be eligible for it.
- There are no annual or lifetime dollar limits.
- Many New Yorkers may be eligible for financial assistance to pay for health plan costs through tax credits and subsidies from the government.
- If you don’t buy health insurance, there’s a penalty or “fee” that starts in 2014 at $95, or up to one percent of your income, whichever is greater.
The Affordable Care Act ensures that you will be able to find a healthcare plan that fits your budget and covers all of the care you need.
Additional questions? Healthfirst is here to help. Visit us at www.joinhealthfirst.org/cbs to fill out a form and have a Healthfirst representative contact you. Our representatives can help you to:
- Choose and sign up for a healthcare plan that’s best for you and your family
- Understand Obamacare and NY State of Health
- Keep you informed of important changes
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