by Matthew Valeta, Health Policy Fellow

We know that there is tons of funding to spread deliberate misinformation about Obamacare. But these negative, false messages can’t block out the most important messenger- YOU!

Friends and family are the most trusted sources of information, especially about important decisions like health care. Here are the most important things you can talk about with your friends and family:

1. You can enroll in health insurance from now until March 31st. You have to enroll and pay by Dec. 15th if you want your coverage to start Jan. 1, 2014.
2. There is financial assistance available to reduce your monthly costs for health insurance.
3. You cannot be denied coverage or forced to pay more because you have a pre-existing condition.
4. Health insurance is important to make sure you don’t get blindsided by medical expenses.

Coloradans can get all the information they need about their new plans at or by calling 1-855-PLANS-4-YOU.


Talking about health insurance used to be a conversation that left us stressed, confused and worried. Obamacare is helping ensure that Coloradans can feel secure and confident in their health care. Getting the care you need when you need it isn’t too much to ask. Go to to see what options are available to you and how much financial assistance you will qualify for.

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