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What is the health care law?

The health care law, sometimes called “Obamacare” or “The Affordable Care Act,” has made health insurance accessible and affordable for millions of people.

The law includes important benefits for all Americans:

  • You can stay on your parents’ health insurance plan until age 26.
  • Insurers can no longer deny you coverage if you have a pre-existing condition.
  • Women can get birth control and other preventive care, like cancer screenings, for free, with no copay.

The law states that most Americans must have health insurance.

Millions of Americans will get help paying for their insurance plans. Most people who don’t get insurance will have to pay a fine.


What’s going to happen to Obamacare?

The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is still in effect, and will be unless there's a change in the law. That means that birth control — including IUDs and the implant — is still covered without a copay.

Minnesotans who enroll during the current open enrollment period will have coverage throughout 2017, guaranteed, as long as they pay their monthly premiums on time.


So what are you waiting for?

Get started today. Planned Parenthood Navigators can answer your questions and help you create a MNsure account, submit your application, and even help you enroll in a program or plan when you’re ready. ppmns.org/healthinsurance


And don’t forget…

Planned Parenthood’s health center doors are open to everyone — whether you have insurance or not. You can come to Planned Parenthood for the expert, quality care you need, when you need it — with or without insurance. For 100 years, Planned Parenthood has been providing expert reproductive and sexual health care. That’s not changing.


Tags: Obamacare, ACA, mnsure, Insurance

Confused about health insurance?

Planned Parenthood can help with free, personalized assistance from MNsure certified Navigators.