Do you have to sign up for new coverage by the 12/23/13 deadline to get any 2014 subsidies?

I currently have health insurance, but am not happy with the new plan that's replacing my current one in 2014. If I wait until after the sign-up deadline, will I then be ineligible for any 2014 subsidies I might otherwise qualify for?

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  • Yes is wrong answer.  Deadline is March 31, 2014 not 12/23/13.  Please see answer above--much more informative and CORRECT.  And remember, everything changes if your personal circumstances change.  It'll be great to have health care--huh?  Helps with stress...
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No, subsidies are available throughout the year.  In order to obtain coverage you must enroll during the open enrollment period or within 31 days of a "qualifying event".  As long as you do one of those two things and you qualify for a subsidy due to your household income and are not eligible for affordable coverage through an employer that meets the minimum essential coverage and actuarial value requirements you can obtain a subsidy at any time.
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    yes I have celticare

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