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Did you know that as part of the Affordable Care Act, all U.S citizens and legal residents will be required to have qualifying health coverage?

Understanding the Affordable Care Act

Find all upcoming health insurance events at the Free Library.

Make an appointment near you today with local application assisters!

Pennsylvania residents in need of health insurance can enroll for a plan through the federal Marketplace from November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. Individuals may apply online at, by toll-free phone at 1-800-318-2596, or by mail with a paper application.

If you do not have health insurance, you are required by the Affordable Care Act to enroll for a plan through the Marketplace or to seek government assistance through Medicaid. If you do not enroll, you may have to pay a fine. If you applied for insurance through the Marketplace for 2016, it is recommended that you re-enroll. Additional benefits or tax credits may be available to you, or changes may have been made to your current insurance.

The Free Library is available to help you enroll for health insurance. Our coalition of expert partners is available to guide customers through the enrollment process. Click the Get Assistance tab for more information about where to get help.

Resources in other languages are also available: Español:
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Still have questions? Visit our web resources page or any Free Library location for additional information, computer access, and staff support.

The Free Library is pleased to partner with the following organizations in this effort:

Cognosante      Health Federation of Philadelphia      Pennsylvania Health Access Network