News and explanatory stories on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Understanding health care reform
Calculator: Health care discounts
Michigan has about 436,000 residents who could qualify for federal subsidies to purchase policies on the state’s health insurance exchange, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis. Are you one of them? Work the calculator to get subsidy estimates and insurance premiums available for coverage sold on the health exchange.
Interactive: Explaining the key points
- Oct. 1: Launch of on-line health insurance exchanges, deadline for employers to notify workers about the health insurance exchanges.
- Oct. 1 to March 31: Open enrollment period for the health exchange.
- Jan. 1: Americans must be insured.
- March 31: Grace period ends; afterwords, citizens may be penalized.
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