Health Care

6 Things Boomers Need to Know About Obamacare

01 October 2013

By Elizabeth O’Brien, Next Avenue.

Open enrollment has begun for the health-insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act. But whether Oct. 1 has been circled on your calendar for months, or whether you’re just starting to pay attention, there are certain things about the law that everybody over 50 could benefit from understanding better.

Coverage under plans bought on these state-level marketplaces will start on Jan. 1, 2014, the same day that many of the law’s health-insurance industry reforms take effect. Among those reforms is guaranteed coverage for everyone, regardless of health status — a huge boon to the many boomers with pre-existing conditions.

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