Understanding Health Reform

The Affordable Care Act is 2,000 pages long and polls consistently show that Americans don’t understand many key parts of the health care law.

With less than a month before open enrollment begins on online health exchanges in each state, a poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that 51% of Americans don’t understand how health reform will impact them. More than 60% of uninsured Americans surveyed said they didn’t know enough about health reform.

We understand health reform can be confusing. We’re here to help.

Here’s a video with a brief explanation of the Affordable Care Act.

We have added a number of resources to our website to help educate North Dakotans and North Dakota businesses about health reform and how it will impact them. Here are some recent news stories about health reform, including a description of online insurance exchanges or marketplaces that will begin operating in North Dakota and other states on Oct. 1, 2013.

Visit our health reform site ItStartsWithBlueND.com for more info, including a timeline, how to find out if you qualify for marketplace tax credits and how to get an insurance quote from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. Let us know if you have any questions.

Ryan Schuster is an editor in the Communications department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.