Open Enrollment For Obamacare - My9 New Jersey

Open Enrollment For Obamacare

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

If you don't have insurance, open enrollment has started for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Americans have until March 31st of 2014 to sign up at healthcare.gov. Millions already have signed up since yesterday.

However, there are still many questions about the Affordable Care Act. Health care expert Dr. Robert Field of Drexel University was on Good Day to help answer them.

Dr. Field describes the process as a sort of like Travelocity, but with health care.

"You create an account, it asks basic information, where you live, what your income is, how old you are, and it will give you a menu of options just like it would give you a menu of different flights."

The cost will depend on your age, where you live, and your type of plan.

Dr. Field also warns that your network of doctors and hospitals is one of the most important factors in choosing your health care. Make sure that the doctor and hospital you want are included in your plan.

The act does not affect those who already have insurance through employers or through Medicare and Medicaid. Co-pays will not go up, he emphasized. The people affected are those who get coverage directly through an insurance company or those with pre-existing conditions who weren't able to get coverage before.

The Affordable Care Act requires everybody to get insurance. If you do not register, you will be penalized on your tax return.

Dr. Field is releasing a book, "Mother of Invention," about the role of the government in healthcare.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Forest Fire Burning In Cumberland County

    Forest Fire Burning In Cumberland County

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:40:08 GMT
    Skyfox was over the scene near Ackley Road in Downe Township Wednesday night.
    Skyfox was over the scene near Ackley Road in Downe Township Wednesday night.
  • DUI Driver Will Not Be Charged In Teen's Death

    DUI Driver Will Not Be Charged In Teen's Death

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:34:24 GMT
    Cops say a driver accused of hitting and killing a Bucks County teen and injuring another while driving under the influence of prescription drugs and cocaine will not be charged.
    Cops say a driver accused of hitting and killing a Bucks County teen and injuring another while driving under the influence of prescription drugs and cocaine will not be charged.
  • Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:16:05 GMT
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices