Q: Since there is no restriction for pre-existing conditions, can’t people just wait until they are sick to buy the coverage?

No. They will only be allowed to enroll in coverage in the marketplace or through their employer during open enrollment periods or if they have a verifiable life event. Open enrollment in the Marketplace will be starting in October for January enrollment. If they don’t enroll at the appropriate time, they must wait with no coverage until the next open enrollment.