Countdown to Coverage: How will Obamacare Affect YOU? Two Quick and Easy Tools

CPPP's Stacey Pogue

The latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll revealed that 51 percent of Americans feel they don’t have enough information about the ACA to understand how it will impact them and their family.

We hope that share will drop  in the coming months as the roll out of new Health Insurance Marketplaces in October  brings with it stepped-up news coverage, marketing, and outreach (in fact the poll already shows an uptick over two months ago in the share of the public who’ve heard about new Health Insurance Marketplaces).

If you are among the 51 percent of Americans who need more information on how Obamacare will affect you, we recommend checking out a couple of great resources from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

First, if you only have 7 minutes available to learn about the ACA, consider spending it watching “The YouToons Get Ready For Obamacare.”  It’s a short, understandable video that explains upcoming changes and helps people understand their coverage options, including job-based coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, and the new Marketplace.

Second, KFF’s subsidy calculator is an interactive tool that lets you enter information on your age, family size, and income and then get an estimate of the premiums YOU will pay and how much subsidy help you will get in the new Health Insurance Marketplace.

 

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