What Maryland Residents Need to Know About Obamacare for 2020
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has NOT been struck down or repealed. In Maryland, open enrollment for 2020 health insurance plans begins November 1, 2019.
This website provides information about getting health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including:
- whether or not 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 Maryland:
1. You won’t face a tax penalty for going without health insurance in 2020—but there are many other downsides to being uninsured.
Obamacare’s tax penalty went away in 2019. Maryland considered adopting its own health insurance requirement for state residents, but it did not pass. That means that if you didn’t have health insurance coverage in 2019, you won’t have to pay a penalty when you file your taxes in 2020.