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Insurance and ACA Information

The Affordable Care Act has made health insurance accessible and affordable for millions of people. Starting November 1, you can sign up for affordable health insurance at healthcare.gov. The last day to sign up is December 15.

Why it's important to get insurance

  • Accidents happen. People get sick. Insurance protects you and your family, which means you can get the care you need without huge medical bills.
  • Having insurance means you can see a range of health care providers when you need to.
  • With insurance, you can get preventative care (such as birth control and cancer screenings) for free, without a co-pay.
  • It's the law.

What is the health care law?

  • The Affordable Care Act includes importiant benefits for all Americans:
    • You can stay on your parents' health insurance plan until age 26.
    • Insurers can no longer deny you coverage if you have a pre-existing condition.
    • Most women can get birth control and other preventative care for free, with no copay.
  • The law states that most Americans must have health insurance; those without may be subject to a fine.
  • Millions of Americans will get help paying for their insurance plans under the ACA. 


Planned Parenthood is here for you

  • Depending on the insurance plan you chose, you may need a referral to see certain doctors.
  • You won't need a referral to come to Planned Parenthood for expert women's health care if you have us as an option with a Marketplace or Medicaid health insurance plan.
  • Planned Parenthood's doors are open to everyone--whether you have insurance or not. You can come to us for the quality care you need, when you need it--with or without insurance.
  • For over 100 years, Planned Parenthood has been a top provider of reproductive and sexual health care to millions of people. That's not changing.