Open enrollment for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act starts Oct 1, but many Americans still aren't clear on what laws the federal government enacted.
"The bulk of those people -- 31 percent -- said they simply didn't know if the Affordable Care Act was law or not," Chris Cillizza wrote. "Another eight percent said the law had been overturned by Congress while five percent said it had been overturned by the Supreme Court."
On The Daily Circuit, we'll take your questions about the law and clarify the upcoming changes you will see in health care locally and nationwide.
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Many people are confused about the law because it is big and complicated, said University of Minnesota political science professor Lawrence Jacobs, who has studied and written about Obamacare. (MPR News)
The individual mandate is a provision of the federal health law that requires you, your children and anyone else that you claim as a dependent on your taxes to have health insurance in 2014 or pay a penalty. That coverage can be supplied through your job, public programs such as Medicare or Medicaid, or an individual policy that you purchase. The health law is setting up online health insurance marketplaces, also known as exchanges, to help you shop for plans. (Kaiser Health News)
Beginning Oct. 1, in conjunction with the start of enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace, independent, licensed insurance agents will be onsite in nearly 2,000 of the more than 4,600 Rite Aid pharmacies across the country for free consultations with customers. (Daily Finance)
Need insurance? Here's what you should do. (Bangor Daily News)