Compare Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Plans

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) everyone is now required to have some form of healthcare coverage. Here you can shop for insurance plans or find interactive tools, analysis and research about insurance and the regulations that govern it.


The Affordable Care Act introduced a number of regulations towards health insurance coverage in the United States. These guides discuss the many changes to the marketplace enacted by the legislation.

Understanding Health Insurance

Our guides on how different parts of health insurance plans work and what you need to know before choosing a health insurance provider. These articles will walk you through the various benefits and terms you will need to understand when evaluating an insurance plan.

Health Insurance Research & Advice

Copays vs Coinsurance for Health Insurance

Coinsurance and copays are both forms of cost sharing between health insurance companies and their members (the people they cover). In... Read More

ACA Special Enrollment Period: What Is It? How Does It Work?

Here we discuss what a special enrollment period is, what qualifies someone for a special enrollment period and how to appeal the denial of... Read More

Your Health Insurance Coverage Just Evaporated. Now What?

Some 166,000 people who get their health insurance through the New York State Exchange are receiving surprise letters informing them that... Read More

More Healthcare Co-ops Shutter as Open Enrollment Approaches

Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (or co-ops) continue to falter and fold with the open enrollment period just around the corner. Out of... Read More

Obamacare Enrollees Should Not Automatically Renew If They've Quit Smoking

For Obamacare enrollees who have quit or reduced their smoking habits in the last year, there may be an opportunity to save hundreds or... Read More

Cost of Childbirth

Here we'll cover the average cost of pregnancies - from both sticker price to amount allowable under health insurance plans, show what... Read More

Costs of Common Prenatal Tests

This guide explains how the cost of common tests during the first and second trimester of pregnancy can vary, and describes how women's... Read More

What’s the Cost of Prenatal Care?

Depending on whether you have health insurance or not, and whether the prenatal care is considered routine or diagnostic, your actual out-... Read More

The Cost of an Ultrasound or Sonogram for Pregnancy

Here we discuss how much ultrasounds for pregnancy can cost. It's actually not free unless prescribed by a doctor, with the price dependent... Read More