There are a million people in Washington state that don t have health insurance. You may be one of them. But during the next three years, the Affordable Care Act has one goal: to get you insured.

It s called the Individual Mandate and it means just that. Starting next year, with only a few exceptions, people have to have health insurance.

For people who already have insurance, not much will change. For those who don t, pay or be fined; but your income will dictate how much you have to pay. In fact, some people will pay nothing.

Resource links:

The ACA Medicaid Expansion in Washington | Health Policy Center (PDF)

May 2013 Estimate of the Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insaruce Coverage | Congressional Budget Office

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