On Tuesday, US residents can apply for health insurance through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Baltimore County and City residents, can get help through the state website. Credit: Screenshot from Maryland Health Connection
The open enrollment period runs from Oct. 1 through March 31, 2014, according to a news release from Healthcare Access Maryland, one of the organizations that helps residents find health coverage and financial help in the state.
Specifically, that group helps residents of Baltimore County, Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County.
President Barack Obama discussed the marketplace Monday afternoon. "An important part of the Affordable Care Act takes effect tomorrow no matter what Congress decides today," he said in a tweet, regarding the possible federal government shutdown.