“Can I still buy health insurance after March 31st?”

The answer is maybe, depending on your situation. Below are examples of ‘qualifying events’ that would allow consumers to buy health insurance between March 31st and November 15th:

-A qualified individual and any dependents losing other minimum essential
coverage (includes those circumstances described in 26 CFR 54.9801-6(a)(3)(i)
through (iii) which include: loss of Medicaid and CHIP–as a result of a reported
change in household income, or as a result of other circumstances)
-A qualified individual gaining or becoming a dependent through marriage, birth,
adoption, or placement for adoption
-An individual, not previously lawfully present, gaining status as a citizen, national,
or lawfully present individual in the U.S
-Consistent with the Medicare Prescription Drug Program, a qualified individual
experiencing an error in enrollment

Another popular option are Short Term health plans. The major upside to these plans is they are generally very flexible running from 1 month-11 months and you can cancel anytime. Additionally, they tend to be much less expensive than the new ACA plans because they don’t include all the ‘bells and whistles’. A potential downside is that these plans are not recognized by the government as ‘minimum essential coverage’, meaning that consumers on these plans would still be hit with a tax penalty (assuming it’s still enforced of course.)