We know how important it is to understand what the Affordable Care Act offers. There are new benefits, rights and protections that affect you, your family and your business. For this reason, we want to provide a comprehensive guide that will assist you in further understanding what the bill offers, so you can make well-informed decisions.


ObamaCare helps consumers obtain health insurance by offering new coverage options, helping those who can’t afford it and putting in place strong protections.


New reforms include:


  • Young adults can stay on their plans until 26.
  • Insurance companies cannot drop you when you are sick.
  • There can be no gender discrimination in costs.
  • Insurance companies must cover people with pre-existing conditions.
  • There are no annual or lifetime dollar limits.
  • And more…


The latest date to sign up for ObamaCare in District of Columbia, without a special hardship exemption, is March 31st, 2014 (please note you must actually enroll in a plan by March 31st, 2014 not just sign up for the site!)


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You have access to these benefits through the Health Insurance Marketplace, which offers federally regulated and subsidized health insurance.


The Marketplace can help if you don’t have coverage now or if you have it but want to look at other options. For the state of District of Columbia, you can visit Dchealthlink.com to access yours!


The Marketplace or Exchange gives consumers the opportunity to compare prices and plans before applying. When you follow the application process, you can also learn if you can get lower costs based on your income while comparing your coverage options side-by-side. Thanks to this system, you can choose the combination of price and benefits that fits your budget and meets your needs. Enrolling through the Exchange is easy and fast.


If you have any questions or concerns, take advantage of this free resource.




ObamaCare has already produced major changes in the state of District of Columbia.


  • Calculate your potential costs by visiting the DC Health Insurance Exchange.
  • Sadly, fraud exists in all sectors of life and government. If you have a fraud claim in the District of Columbia, use the following link: https://dchealthlink.com/fraud-alert
  • As a small business owner, find out more about your tax credits in D.C. by visiting the following link https://dchealthlink.com/tax-credits
  • Washington D.C. has a team of dedicated workers they would love for you to get to know. Check out why they are the best of the best here: https://dchealthlink.com/team
  • If you are part of an organization that needs help explaining the Affordable Care Act to your employees, community members or group members, use the following form to have a speaker come to your location to give you more information: https://dchealthlink.com/request-speaker


If you are still looking for additional help regarding the Affordable Care Act, it is recommended that you reach out to an agent via the phone number 1-(800)-318-2596. In addition, there are agents available to help you via live chat on www.healthcare.gov. D.C. residents are entitled to all the information that all other residents of the United States are. If you find yourself confused about any aspect of the Affordable Care Act, please do utilize these resources.


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