Health Insurance Marketplaces – What you — and your patients — need to know
Abstract: On Oct. 1, 2013, the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) Health Insurance Marketplaces opened in states that have adopted them and on the federal government’s website healthcare.gov. Physicians may find themselves discussing with their patients how to use these new Marketplaces. This article gives an outline of the mandate and describes how the Marketplaces work. It also notes what the policies must cover and the premium subsidies available.