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When you manage food allergies, and other conditions like asthma or eczema, health insurance can be very important. But health care can also be confusing. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives people the opportunity to get health insurance if they can’t get coverage through an employer, Medicare, Medicaid or elsewhere. People with ACA coverage also cannot be denied for pre-existing conditions.

Open enrollment for the federal Health Insurance Marketplace ( goes from Nov. 1, 2023, and ends on Dec. 15, 2023 for coverage beginning on Jan. 1, 2024. You can apply until Jan. 15, 2024, for coverage beginning Feb. 1, 2024. Some states may have longer open enrollment periods.

These resources will walk you through the process, answer common questions and help you learn more about health insurance.

Health Insurance Marketplace Guide for Asthma and Allergies

What is open enrollment? How do you enroll in a Marketplace plan on What’s the difference between a Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum plan? What do you need to consider if you have food allergies or asthma? Get answers to these questions and more, with additional resources so you can be prepared before you sign up for Marketplace insurance.

Understanding Health Care Changes

Each year, there are new changes to the ACA. Before you purchase a plan, you need to be aware of changes for the upcoming year. This summary of ACA changes provides helpful information like essential terms and how to get more help.

What to Do If You Can’t Afford Epinephrine Devices

Even with health insurance, life-saving epinephrine might not be affordable for everyone. Learn what options are available and how to reduce your out-of-pocket cost on the epinephrine devices currently available in the U.S.

Updated November 2023

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Millions of uninsured Americans can get FREE bronze plans for 2019. If you or someone you love is uninsured: https://www.healthinsurance.or...ubsidies/#freebronze

Open enrollment ends in most states THIS SATURDAY, although a few states have extended deadlines: https://www.healthinsurance.or...n-enrollment-period/

So if you haven't looked at your insurance options lately, now is the time to check and see if you're among the people who can get free coverage.

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