The health insurance exchange will allow you to compare plans sold by different insurance companies. The big question is what you will have to pay. The answer is, it depends. That information won't be available until Oct. 1.
With government subsidies, you may be able to lower your monthly premiums based on your income. It is also possible that you'll fall into a gap where the health insurance plans offered are still too costly.
I know. It's a lot to take in and I've just covered the basics. But if you're uninsured, you won't know if you can or can't afford health insurance if you don't investigate what the new marketplace has to offer. Please do go shopping beginning Oct. 1 and find out. We all need medical care at some point and this may make it more affordable.
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