Beginning in January 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will require that all American citizens have health insurance. For the majority of Americans already insured, you will likely either keep what you have or have the chance to change it to almost any plan you want through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
However, some groups will be affected differently by the ACA. Medicaid and Medicare members may see expanded coverage provided by the ACA. Elsewhere, those who are uninsured will need to purchase insurance to comply with the new law.
Medicaid Impact Medicare Impact Uninsured Impact
Enrollment period for health insurance exchanges:
October 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014