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 official ObamaCare enrollment period ended on March 31, 2014. Important Notice: Its urgent, to avoid future fines and penalties, to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Health Care Act.
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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 South Carolina, you can visit HealthCare.gov 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 ObamaCare Guide.
ObamaCare has already produced major changes in the state of South Carolina.
- Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 82% of South Carolinians who have insurance have more choices and stronger coverage than ever before and 18% of South Carolinians who don’t have insurance, or South Carolina families and small businesses who buy their coverage but aren’t happy with it, have better options.
- South Carolina has received $1,000,000 in grants for research, planning, information technology development, and implementation of its Health Insurance Marketplace.
- Under the health care law, if your plan covers children, you can now add or keep your children on your health insurance policy until they turn 26 years old. Thanks to this provision, 50,000 young adults in South Carolina.
- As many as 1,991,315 non-elderly South Carolinians have some type of pre-existing health condition, including 256,208 children. 2,071 South Carolinians with pre-existing conditions have gained coverage through the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan since the program began.
- South Carolina has received $1,000,000 under the new law to help fight unreasonable premium increases.
- Already, 1,458,000 people in South Carolina, including 566,000 women and 397,000 children, are free from worrying about lifetime limits on coverage.
- In 2011 and 2012, 71 million Americans with private health insurance gained preventive service coverage with no cost-sharing, including 980,000 in South Carolina.
- Approximately 47 million women, including 649,693 in South Carolina will now have guaranteed access to additional preventive services without cost-sharing.
- Health Center grantees in South Carolina have received $64,346,762 under the health care law to support ongoing health center operations and to establish new health center sites, expand services, and/or support major capital improvement projects.
- In South Carolina, people with Medicare saved nearly $100 million on prescription drugs because of the Affordable Care Act.