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When does Obamacare go into effect?

    There are tons of elements of the law that go into effect at different times...

    Here are the big dates that you have may have to take action on

    October 1st 2013
    Open Enrollment in the Healthcare exchanges begins

    January 1st 2014
    The individual mandate begins (the penalty for not having insurance)

    April 1st 2014
    Open enrollment closes 

    January 1st 2015
    The employer mandate goes into effect

    For more detailed dates and information see

      Good news for veterans receiving healthcare from the Veteran's Administration:  You are exempt from this travesty and do not have to participate in ObamaCare.  All VA personnel have been telling me this as well as the OCare "navigator" I spoke with on the phone.

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