Through the Affordable Care Act, you can obtain health insurance even if you previously did not qualify or could not afford the cost of insurance. Under the national healthcare law, pre-existing conditions can no longer keep you from getting health insurance. With one application you can compare plans and see if you qualify for any free or low cost plans. Individuals who choose not to obtain health insurance may be subject to a federal fine of up to 2% of your annual income.
For general questions regarding the Health Insurance Marketplace, please visit healthcare.gov or call 1.800.318.2596.