17 Key Facts About the Affordable Care Act

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You can shop online

As of October 1, every state will have a health insurance marketplace, or exchange, offering one-stop shopping for health plans in your area. If you’re web-savvy, simply visit your marketplace web site to compare health plans and prices and apply for coverage.

You can go to Healthcare.gov to find your health exchange and get started. (If the federal government is running the marketplace in your state, you will use healthcare.gov to enroll.)

Tip: For help, try the toll-free hotline: 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325) or click on the "Live Chat" button at Healthcare.gov.

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