In my adult life, I've had two short spells where I didn't have insurance from my job. The first time was while working as a server at a restaurant between jobs in 2008, the second is right now, where my new company's insurance doesn't kick in for 90 days. In those times, I have had to find my own insurance or be in scary situation of not having insurance.
I have spoken to many friends over the last month or so about the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, about the benefits they can get from the new law. There are so many lies and so much misinformation out there regarding the law, it is important to understand the key benefits you get from this historic legislation.