What District of Columbia Residents Need to Know About Obamacare for 2021
It's not too late! Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) enrollment is OPEN in D.C.
The District of Columbia has announced an ongoing special enrollment period (SEP) for health plan signups under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). This COVID-related enrollment period will last for the duration of the pandemic, and it applies to all uninsured D.C. residents.
In addition, a new federal law, The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), increases premium subsidies, provides free health insurance if you’re unemployed in 2021, and waives excess subsidy payments for the 2020 tax year. This website provides information about these new programs as well as other facts about getting health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including:
- whether you must get health insurance
- what the available plans cover
- how much coverage will cost
- how to sign up for a plan
- how to get help if you need it.
To begin, keep in mind these key points about health insurance in the District of Columbia: