Physicians are Americans’ most trusted source for information on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a national poll, but that's not where they're getting their news. The Texas Medical Association is about to change all of that.
TMA’s “Hey, Doc” educational campaign will provide objective and nonpartisan answers to your most frequently asked questions about the new ACA health insurance marketplace. We want to ensure all Texans understand what the marketplace does and what steps they need to take.
Are you prepared? Look here each week for new pertinent and timely content that answer your questions. We want to ensure physicians and news media have the information needed to answer Texas’ patients questions.
See all of the videos in TMA's "Hey, Doc" Video Vault.
When Can I Sign Up?
How Do I Apply?
Where Can I Get Help Signing Up?
How Can I Get Ready to Sign Up?
What Exactly is This Marketplace and Why Should I Care?
Where Can I Get More Questions Answered?
Where Can I Find Out More About the Marketplace?
Who Must Enroll? What If I Don't?
Who Can Enroll?
What Are the Penalties for Not Having Health Insurance?
What If I Have Insurance Through My Work or Family?
What Happens If My Insurance Company Canceled My Plan?
What Are the Subsidies?
Who Gets a Subsidy?
How Do I Apply for a Subsidy?
How Do I renew My Marketplace Plan?
Will I Still Get My Subsidy From Last Year?
When Does My Coverage Start?
What Will It Cost Me to Buy This Insurance?
What Different Kinds of Insurance Can I Buy?
What Is Catastrophic Insurance?
What Is Covered by This Insurance?
Who Can Sell Me Insurance Through the Marketplace?
How Do I Pick a Plan? How Many Plans Can I Pick From?
Can I Keep the Plan I Have Now?
Who Will Take Care of Me? What are “Networks”?
How Do I Pick a Doctor? Where Can I Find This Information?
Can I Keep My Doctor or Hospital When I Sign Up?
How Do I find Out If My Doctor Is On My Insurance Plan's List?
Pay Marketplace Insurance Premium on Time
How Do I Know What Coverage I Have?
What Is My Marketplace Insurance ID Card For?
When Can I Receive My Insurance Subsidies?
What Will It Cost Me to Use This Insurance?
What Are Deductibles, Co-Insurance, and Co-Payments?
What Are the Limits on Out-of-Pocket Costs?
The Specialist I Need Is Not On My Insurance Plan’s List of Doctors
What Do I Do If I'm Having Problems With My Marketplace Plan?
ACA Exchange Plans: Questions and Answers for Texas Physicians (Updated)
Introduction, Where to Get Help, When to Sign Up
All About the Plans
TMA: Don't Make Docs Pay for Inaccurate Plan Directories (Jan. 3, 2014)
Marketplace Means Decisions for Doctors (Nov. 16, 2013)
TMA Answers Your Patients' Insurance Marketplace Questions (Nov. 1, 2013)
ACA Gaps Leaves More Than 1 Million Texans Uninsured (January 2015)
Physicians Prepare for Round Two of the ACA Marketplace (January 2015)
The ACA Marketplace: "It's a Mess" (April 2014)
Untested Waters: Marketplace Means Decisions for Doctors (December 2013) Practice E-Tips
When Patients Don't Pay Their Premiums in the ACA Marketplace (Nov. 13, 2013)
What is the situation on the payment rates offered by the exchange plans in the ACA marketplace? (Oct. 10, 2013)
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