Affordable Care Act Facts and Information
Confused about what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is and when the laws
are taking effect? Looking for more information on who to contact to get
more information? Campbell County Health hopes this page will help point
you in the right direction.
What is the New Law?
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or the new federal health care law, has
You can't be discriminated against. You can no longer be denied health care coverage because of a pre-existing
You may receive financial support. There is help for people with lower incomes who, in the past, may not
have been able to afford health insurance. The cost will depend on the
package you choose and your current income level.
One important fact: People who don't sign up will pay a fine when they file their income
You have the power to shop, compare and choose. Low-cost plans will cover everything from routine checkups, doctor visits
and preventative care, to advance care including cancer screenings and
prescriptions drugs. You pick the one that works for your budget and family.
When do These Laws Take Effect?
There has been a great deal of discussion and confusion about the Affordable
Care Act (ACA). The biggest parts of the law start taking affect now:
The health care marketplaces, which let you choose between a variety of
different health care plans opened
October 1, 2013.
Actual insurance coverage through the marketplaces begins
January 1, 2014.
Financial assistance with insurance also begins
January 1, 2014.
The deadline to purchase insurance is
March 31, 2014. Should you lose coverage for any reason, you can still purchase insurance.
The annual employer mandate fee (officially called an Employer Shared Responsibility
Payment) is a per employee fee for employers with over 50 full-time equivalent
employees that doesn't offer health coverage to full-time employees.
January 1, 2015.
Where to Go to Get More Information
The primary websites that have information about the Affordable Care Act
Want to Know More?
Health Care Navigator Assistance Events in Campbell County, Wyoming
If you still have questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace (www.healthcare.gov), consider attending the Enroll Wyoming Health Coverage Access event with
a health care navigator on Wednesday, February 12 from 10 am-7 pm at the
Campbell County Public Library. You can find out if you qualify for free or low-cost coverage and much
more. Learn more at
Or, find events in other Wyoming towns here:
Application Assistance in Wyoming
Cheyenne Health & Wellness Center
Wyoming Health Council
Wyoming Senior Citizens, Inc.
877.634.1005 – Cheyenne
877.634.1006 – Casper
This tool allows you to enter your personal data (income, household size,
etc.) to calculate health insurance premiums and subsidies if purchasing
insurance on their own in new health insurance exchanges (or “Marketplaces”)
created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Visit: