The following important links, related to the Affordable Health Care Act in North Carolina, are not associated with our web site but may be of interest to our visitors:
(Posted on 18-Oct-14)
As of 2014, everyone in North Carolina (except for certain populations who qualify for an exemption) is required to obtain health care coverage from at least one of the following -- or face a tax penalty:
- your employer or your spouse's employer.
- a private policy (either purchased directly from a private insurance company or through the Federal Health Care Exchange).
- Medicaid, NC Health Choice or Medicare.
Did you know that nearly 70% of North Carolina residents who purchase their health insurance directly will qualify for premium subsidies?
To find out if you qualify, visit the Kaiser Family Foundation Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator.
The following resources will help update you on the healthcare options now available in NC:
Changes you can expect in NC due to the Affordable Health Act
- Discusses new healthcare options, status of Medicare, mental health options, and more - from the US Dept. of Health & Human Services.
US News & World Report Health Insurance Guide
Information for library staff about the Affordable Care Act and health insurance enrollment
- List of NC Navigator contacts (staff around the state who've been trained to provide in-person shopping and enrollment assistance).
Federal Healthcare Exchange
- Call 800-318-2596 (TTY line: 1-855-889-4325)
- Federal Health Insurance Marketplace quick guides for North Carolina individuals, families and small businesses:
North Carolina Dept. of Health and Human Services
- Information about both North Carolina Medicaid and NC Health Choice (state sponsored, free or reduced price, comprehensive health coverage for children whose families earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to afford health insurance).
North Carolina Justice Center
- A very handy flyer explaining:
1) how the Federal Affordable Care Act works in North Carolina.
2) who you can turn to for assistance.
3) how to apply for health insurance coverage.
League of Women Voters
- Another very helpful "cheat sheet" that helps simplify and clarify the Affordable Care Act as it pertains to NC.
US Dept. of Labor
- How the Affordable Health Act will effect young adults (until the child reaches the age of 26).