On October 1, 2013, there will be a new way to get health coverage: the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Plans in the new Marketplace will be offered by private companies, and every health insurance plan will cover a core set of benefits called essential health benefits. You’ll be able to compare your options based on price, benefits, quality, and other important features. More people than ever will qualify to save money on private insurance coverage.
You’ll also learn whether you qualify for free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Fill out one Marketplace application and you’ll see all the programs you qualify for.