The Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Overview of the ACA
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. The law puts in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will roll out over four years and beyond.
October 1, 2013 – Open enrollment starts
January 1, 2014 – Health coverage can start
March 31, 2014 – Open enrollment ends
Before You Enroll
Washington has created its own statewide health insurance marketplace, Washington Healthplanfinder, that residents can use to find and compare plans and enroll starting October 1st.
How to Apply
Beginning October 1st, applications can be submitted online through the Washington Healthplanfinder (residents of other states should check Healthcare.gov to find out about their state), by calling the Washington Healthplanfinder at 1-855-WAFINDER (1-855-923-4633) or TTY/TTD 1-855-627-9604 Monday through Friday between 7:30 am and 8:00 pm, with the help of an in-person assister through Clark County Public Health, or by mail.
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