Obamacare Open Enrollment Begins

Obamacare Open Enrollment Begins
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Obamacare's sixth open enrollment begins Thursday, with a slew of new regulations and changes for customers to navigate as they shop for health plans.

The healthcare law, formally known as the Affordable Care Act, over the years has faced website problems, regulation alterations, price hikes, and legal changes. It remains politically loaded, but is still the law of the land. Customers will still be able to buy coverage regardless of whether they are sick.

Here are the seven things customers should know about open enrollment, the period when people can shop for health insurance plans on healthcare.gov or on state websites, both of which are known as “exchanges.” The rules apply to people in the U.S. who do not receive health insurance through a government program or work.

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