Health Care 4 You - Local 4 breaks down your health care changes

Published On: Dec 24 2013 09:06:14 AM EST   Updated On: Sep 30 2013 09:26:48 AM EDT

Ready or not, the American health care system will undergo its biggest change in almost 50 years on Tuesday when enrollment starts for the Affordable Care Act.


The Health Insurance Marketplace will list the plans and their price break downs for consumers who need to purchase health care by October 1.

For Americans who are uninsured or do not purchase insurance through an employer, this will be their first opportunity to see what's available to them under the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare as it's often called.

Local 4 knows this is the biggest change in American health care in 50 years and we want to help you prepare for how it could impact you.

All day Monday beginning on Local 4 News Today and beginning at 6 a.m. we will help get you ready for the changes coming with the Affordable Health Care Act.

Ruth Spencer will show break down who can get health plans, look at the costs and the penalties you could face if you don't sign up.  She'll also help you navigate the online marketplace.

Dr. Frank McGeorge will look at the changes the Affordable Care Act could bring to your actual health care whether you will notice a difference when you go to the emergency room or make an appointment with your family doctor.

Local 4 Business Editor Rod Meloni will tackle how the new law could impact small businesses.

Local 4 will also have experts answering your questions in its phone bank and online at from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday.   You call (313) 298-WDIV during those time periods or go online to

Watch Local 4 beginning at 6 a.m. Monday to get the answers to your questions regarding the Affordable Care Act and how it affects you.

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