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The Health Insurance Marketplace Goes Live

On October 1, Americans can begin signing up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. It is the law now, but what does this mean for Americans? Several of my friends can now get affordable (?) medical insurance.  Thanks to the Affordable Healthcare Act, more Americans now qualify to get medical coverage that fits their needs and budget.  But all the questions have not been answered yet.  I have some information from the Social Security Digest Bulletin and a link to get information concerning your particular circumstances.

HealthcareLink What does this mean for people also receiving Medicare? If you or someone you know receives Medicare coverage, we have good news: the Affordable Care Act will have no effect on Medicare benefits. Medicare is not part of the Health Insurance Marketplace, so if you are a Medicare beneficiary, you do not have to replace your Medicare coverage with Marketplace coverage.

If you don’t have Medicare and you need health insurance or know someone who does, learn more at the Health Insurance Marketplace at www.healthcare.gov or call toll-free 1-800-318-2596 (TTY 1-855-889-4325).