Healthcare 101



Posted on September 26, 2013 at 8:29 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 26 at 11:08 AM
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NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Before the new Federal health law goes into effect on January 1, 2014, all Americans with and without health insurance will be able to explore their coverage options.

Open enrollment begins next week and people still have a lot of questions about what this means for them, here is WWL-TV’s Healthcare 101.

First, there are three key dates that everyone needs to keep in mind. Tuesday, October 1, open enrollment begins, which is when all Americans, with or without health insurance, can start exploring coverage options.

Then on January 1, 2014, the health coverage can start, and on March 31, 2014, open enrollment ends.


Here are some helpful numbers and links:

State Insurance Commissioner's office:


Federal Health Care Marketplace:


We also have a page on our web site: