From its rocky rollout on Oct. 1 to the cascade of tweaks and delays that followed, the Affordable Care Act – or ObamaCare – made many headlines in 2013.
During the final weeks of December, the Obama administration announced yet another key change. On Dec. 19, the White House said it would let people whose health care policies were canceled under ObamaCare buy bare-bones “catastrophic coverage” plans, or skirt the individual mandate altogether. In addition, the deadline to sign up for coverage effective Jan. 1 was pushed back.
Those changes aside, as we approach Year One of the health care law’s full implementation, here’s a breakdown of the changes heading your way in 2014.Continue reading →