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Last week, the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace opened to people in the United States. This is a significant moment for U.S. health care, so we thought we'd focus on the ACA today! First, because we know you love a poll, here's one for our U.S. contingent:
If you're in the U.S., how will the Affordable Care Act affect you?
I'll save money!
I'll be getting a better insurance plan
I haven't been able to find out yet
I didn't know about the ACA
I will have more access to health care
Other - you are welcome to discuss in comments!
As you probably know, the implementation of the ACA has caused a government shutdown that affects a lot of federal agencies. Here are some resources if you need help - or have some to give - during this time.
WIC and the shutdown
Resources for locked-out or laid-off workers
Info on what the shutdown means for some disability services
If you haven't checked out your health care options under the ACA, visit healthcare.gov for more information.
If you're in the U.S., how will the ACA help you? If you're not in the U.S., does your country have some form of socialized health care? If so, what do you like or dislike about it? If not, do you wish it did? Also, please feel free to share any shutdown resources that you think people may find helpful, in the comments. Thanks, superstars!