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posted: 9/16/2013 6:00 AM

Applying for health insurance? Get ready to do homework

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  • The short form for the new federal Affordable Care Act application. Getting covered through President Barack Obama's health care law might feel like a combination of doing taxes and making a big purchase that requires some research.

      The short form for the new federal Affordable Care Act application. Getting covered through President Barack Obama's health care law might feel like a combination of doing taxes and making a big purchase that requires some research.
    Associated Press file photo

 
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
Associated Press

Getting covered through president barack obama's health care law might feel like a combination of doing your taxes and making a big purchase that requires research. you'll need accurate income information for your household, plus some understanding of how health insurance works, so you can get the financial assistance you qualify for and pick a health plan that's right for your needs. the process involves federal agencies verifying your identity, citizenship and income, and you have to sign that you are providing truthful information, subject to perjury laws.

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