September 23, 2019

Affordable Care Act Information

Whether you love it, hate it or have no clue what it means for you, major new pieces of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “ObamaCare,” are coming soon, with the insurance marketplaces opening Oct. 1 and new coverage starting in 2014.  (We’ll leave the political debates to others.)

While Suisun City has no role in health insurance for City residents, we want to help you navigate this very confusing new terrain, and help you find the answers to the nagging question, “So now what?”

With that in mind, we offer the following resources and links to official and nonpartisan information to help you educate yourself and determine how you wish to proceed for you and your family.  As we find additional help, we’ll add it below.

THE BASICS

This video by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is one of the simplest and informative explanations of the ACA that we’ve found yet.


Video en espanol
THE MARKETPLACE

Individuals can purchase health insurance through “health insurance exchanges” or “marketplaces.” In California, that is Covered California, an online service that allows people to compare and shop for health insurance coverage, and calculate subsidies available to cover the costs.

Click the logo at the right to link directly to the official California state marketplace.

 

FEDERAL INFORMATION

 

The official federal resource for ACA information is www.healthcare.gov.

 

RESPONSIBLE PARTIES

If all of this does leave you with a need to constructively express yourself to someone, contact information for the state and federal representatives for Suisun City can be found here.