There are three key dates you'll want to mark on your calendar for healthcare reform:
- October 1, 2013: Marketplace open enrollment starts
- December 23, 2013: For health coverage to start on January 1, 2014, applications for health coverage must be completed by this date.
- January 1, 2014: Health coverage can start (for applications completed by Dec. 23, 2013).
- March 31, 2014: Open enrollment ends
You can apply for Medicaid and CHIP any time. Washington Healthplanfinder will tell you whether you qualify for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). If you qualify for either, your coverage can begin immediately. You can also apply for these programs before enrollment begins at the links above.
See a timeline of the Healthcare Reform Law to learn more about the changes and find out how the law applies to you.
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