Obamacare Explained: A Guide for Californians | KQED Public Media for Northern CA. Starting January 1, 2014, most Americans will be required to have health insurance or pay a fine. It’s part of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Whether you love it, hate it or are just plain confused, the ACA is the law of the land. The thousand-page law covers a lot of ground and figuring out what part of it has to do with you can be a challenge.
We’re here for you. This guide explains how the health law affects you, your family or your small business, here in California. It’s for people who already have insurance and people who don’t but want to get it. We outline the new health insurance options offered to you as a Californian and show you how to access them. If you’re concerned about the cost, we also show you what help is available.
Simple. Understandable. Portable. Shareable.
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Ready to start? First, pick the category that describes you:
I have health insurance, I do not have health insurance or I am a small business owner.