Health Insurance Terms

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Affordable Care Act -  Also known as Obamacare or the health care law, it’s short for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which was signed into law in 2010 under the leadership of President Barack Obama. Its goal is to make health care more affordable and accessible for millions of Americans. Learn more about the Affordable Care Act.
annual enrollment period -  Also known as open enrollment period, the specific time each year that you can buy a health insurance plan, renew the plan you already have, or switch to another plan.
appeal -  When patients ask health insurers to reconsider a decision, such as to not pay a claim.