Video: What the Affordable Care Act Means for PA

Chris Lilienthal |

Advocates and health care providers gathered at the State Capitol this week to explain how Pennsylvanians who are working but lack health insurance will be able to shop for and compare options for affordable coverage on a new competitive Health Insurance Marketplace established by the federal health care law.

This week marked the start of a six-month open enrollment period during which uninsured Pennsylvanians and their families will be able to buy coverage with the help of federal tax subsidies on the new Marketplace. It is the latest provision of the Affordable Care Act to take effect.

Watch the short clip below to hear how the new Marketplace will open the door to health coverage for hundreds of thousands of hardworking Pennsylvanians who will be able to see a doctor for the first time in years.