You've heard people arguing about Obamacare (officially known as The Affordable Care Act or ACA) for months ... but you may have tuned it all out, because it's all so confusing and you don’t even know how -- or if -- it affects you. But starting in 2014, the law will require most people to buy insurance or risk paying a $95 fine, so now's the time to pay attention. And the fact is, you may discover that there are lots of benefits you'll be able to take advantage of that you couldn't before. Here's a quick list of what's great about the ACA, especially for young women:
One final note: not everyone will see immediate coverage changes; many of you who get your insurance through your job are in “grandfathered” plans, which are exempt from some of the rules. Ask your company's health benefits administrator if this is the case for you.
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