TULSA - Despite any congressional wrangling that continues over the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, open enrollment in the new health care marketplace begins Tuesday around the country.
Oklahoma has not set up a state marketplace, nor does it have plans to do so in the near future.
Oklahomans wishing to apply for health insurance coverage, change their plan, or simply compare options will have to use the federal marketplace.
Begin by visiting Healthcare.gov, the website set up to manage deployment of the ACA.
Specific plans and coverage options will be available at the site beginning Tuesday, October 1.
Most people will qualify for the marketplace, including all U.S. citizens residing in the country and not incarcerated, as well as many people who are not U.S. citizens but are in the country legally.
People who don't have health insurance will have to pay a fee, but there are man exemptions to this rule.