Fact: Not the case at all. You can still enroll for health insurance from a health insurance exchange, or directly with an insurer like PacificSource. You just need to enroll before March 31. Here are two deadlines to mark on your calendar:
January 15: The deadline to enroll for insurance and have your coverage start on February 1.
March 31: The deadline to enroll for insurance and avoid a tax penalty. If you wait until March 31, your health insurance will kick in on May 1.
To learn more about the Affordable Care Act and how you can get covered, check out HealthCareLawGuide.com.