The most significant — and perhaps the most controversial — portion of the Affordable Care Act is set to go live Tuesday as Americans have their first chance to sign up for health insurance on the new online marketplaces called.
The Austin metro area tends to have more uninsured people than the nation as a whole. For some of them, the federal health insurance overhaul promises to ease fears of financial ruin from an unexpected injury or illness. But for others, the new law represents a potential drain on their bank accounts.
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