The Affordable Care Act gives you a variety of alternatives to the individual private insurance market. If you need health insurance, these programs may be available to you.
If you have been rejected for insurance due to a health condition or disability, you may be eligible for coverage through the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan.
If you are under 26, you may be eligible for health insurance coverage under your parent’s plan.
Starting in 2014, you will be able to shop for insurance and compare health plans in the new state-based Health Insurance Marketplace.
Starting in 2014, you or your small business may be able to buy insurance from a new type of non-profit, consumer-run health insurer, called a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP).
If you have questions about getting insurance, visit the Insurance Basics section. Get help now by visiting the Consumer Assistance Program page. Other health care and coverage options may be available to you if you need free or low-cost care.