Health Care & Insurance

FAQ: The Affordable Care Act


When does the law take effect?

What if someone doesn’t buy insurance?

What if I have job-based insurance?

Why am I required to purchase health insurance coverage?

What does "marketplace insurance" cover?

What are "exchanges”? How do I enroll?

How do I choose a plan?

What if you have a pre-existing condition?

How will my out-of-pocket costs be affected?

What should I do if my insurance company rescinds my coverage?

Jacqueline Ho

Jacqueline Ho


Jacqueline is a former content producer for HealthCentral. She is a multimedia journalist with a bachelor's degree in English Literature and a master's in Broadcast Journalism and Public Affairs.