Who needs health insurance? The fact is: health insurance makes healthcare more accessible and affordable. Yes, this includes preventive services like regular check-ups with your doctor and health screenings.
(By the way, Open Enrollment for health insurance is Nov. 1st – Dec. 15th)
For example, in 2019, only one-third of the U.S population’s uninsured citizens set up a preventive service visit with a doctor. In contrast, during that same year, 74% of adults with health insurance got in to see their doctor for a preventive visit.
December 15th came and went. This was the deadline for signing up for health insurance plans private or government subsided that would begin January 1st, 2015. However, the open enrollment period for 2015 is still ongoing until February 15th, 2015. Sign up for health insurance before Valentines Day to get health insurance on March 1st, 2015 and to avoid tax penalties that will increase each year.
Regardless of your feelings, the ACA that was passed in March of 2010 is here.
In 2014, every American is required to have health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS. The enrollment period for a January 1st, 2014 effective date starts October 1st, 2013 and runs until the middle of December.