Depending on your life circumstances, coverage options under the Affordable Care Act will vary widely. Here are some scenarios that could help you choose.
THE YOUNG AND THE HEALTHY
Young, healthy adults could offset the costs of older adults and those with pre-existing conditions under the new federal Affordable Care Act.
THE MIDDLE CLASS FAMILY
Some middle class families will make too much money to qualify for tax credits that could help cover the costs of insurance under Obamacare.
In order to qualify for health insurance under new government laws, most smokers will have to quit in order to avoid financial penalties.
THE MENTAL HEALTH PATIENT
Under the new act, Americans with pre-existing medical conditions, including mental health conditions, can't be turned away.
The cost of insurance could become a burden for the self-employed who make too much money for government subsidies but not enough to be considered well-off.