The federal health law's individual marketplaces are scheduled to start enrollment on October 1. Nearly all Americans will be required to have health insurance starting January 1, 2014, or else they will be liable for a tax penalty. There is considerable confusion about the law. You might not be sure if you qualify and likely have no clear idea of how much insurance might cost.
This calculator was produced by NPR in collaboration with the Kaiser Family Foundation. Plug in some financial and demographic info to find out if you qualify for an insurance exchange subsidy or Medicaid - and how much you might have to pay. As states release details of the insurance plans that will be offered in their exchanges, Kaiser and NPR will update the calculator.