Open Enrollment Begins for Affordable Care Act

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COLUMBIA - October first marks the first day of open enrollment of the President's Health Care Law and is available online.

People can apply for the Affordable Care Act online through the website by a simple step by step process.

The steps include clicking "Apply Now" and following the steps on the website, which include filling out pages of personal information. The site will prompt you to create a marketplace account, and to continue the process of completing information required.

Coverage can begin as soon as January 1st, and open enrollment ends on March 31st.