Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation's Health Reform Subsidy Calculator And Obamacare Cartoon
The subsidy calculator and the animated video are two of the Foundation's most popular consumer resources, helping to explain key aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and their impact on the public. By entering your income, age, family size and other factors into the calculator, you can get an approximation of the tax subsidies and insurance premiums available to you if you were to purchase insurance for 2014 through the new state health insurance marketplaces.
"The YouToons Get Ready For Obamacare" is a seven-minute video that explains the changes in the way you will get health coverage starting in 2014, whether it's through your employer, Medicaid, Medicare, or buying insurance on your own with the help of federal tax credits. Written and produced by the Foundation, and narrated by Foundation trustee and former ABC World News Tonight anchor Charlie Gibson, the video helps you understand what your coverage options are and what you can do to prepare for the open enrollment period that runs from October 1 through March 31. A Spanish-language version of the video will be available in September.