WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Obamacare is officially open for business, as uninsured Americans can now sign-up for insurance on a new online marketplace. }}" />

   
 
 
Who Will Be Impacted By Obamacare Is Looked At

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 10/3/2013 Obamacare is officially open for business. Uninsured Americans can now sign-up for insurance on a new online marketplace. Tory Dunnan is in Washington with more on the rollout and who this impacts. "The Affordable Care Act is here." President Barack Obama says millions of Americans don't have health insurance because they've been priced out of the market, until now. "They'll finally be able to afford coverage," he says. But when it comes to Obamacare, who exactly is 'they'? If you have sufficient health insurance through your employer or Medicare, i.e., the government, it likely doesn't mean you. If all goes as planned, when you head to healthcare.gov, you, the uninsured consumer, will have a choice of bronze, silver, gold and platinum plans. "You enter some basic information and you'll be presented with a list of quality affordable plans available in your area with clear descriptions of what each plan covers and what it will cost," says President Obama. Basically, the lower the premium, the higher the out-of-pocket costs. Prices vary by states, doctors and networks vary by plans. Some consumers will be eligible for federal assistance when it comes to those premiums. For example: A single person making less than $46,000 a year is eligible, so is a family of four making less than $94,000. You must sign up by Dec. 14 to get coverage by the start of the year. If you don't sign up by the end of March, you won't be able to get insurance until 2015 and could be subject to a fine. And this affects business owners as well. Although, it's been delayed a year due to technical glitches, companies will be able to pick one plan for workers to enroll in. But only three percent of the country's small businesses will be affected, because those with fewer than 50 workers are exempt.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Funeral arrangements are set for Richland County Prosecutor James Mayer Junior, who died suddenly in his home Friday. Full Story
Image1 October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, with Richland Newhope observing it under the theme "Expect, Employ, Empower". Full Story
 
Image1 The Richland County Commissioners Monday appointed First Assistant Prosecutor Bambi Couch-Page as Interim Prosecutor, until the Democratic Central Committee names a permanent replacement. Full Story
Image1 The City of Mansfield will be taking over the completion of the demolition of the former John Simpson Middle School located at 218 West Fourth Street from Deer Creek Excavating in Bellville. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

City will help with the demolition of Simpson Middle School

Head-On Crash Seriously Injures One Driver

Galion Historical Museum Participates in National Museum Day

Cancer Poker Run Invites Bikers to Help Raise Money

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day A Success

LifeWalk Brings Positive Message to Ashland

More News