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Affordable Care Act (ACA): Health Insurance Resources: Home

This guide provides general information on the new healthcare law and how eligible persons can register for benefits.

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the nation’s health reform law enacted in 2010. This guide provides an introduction to the law and access to related resources.

The law consists of two pieces of legislation: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), enacted on March 23, 2010, and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act(HCERA), enacted on March 30, 2010. Jointly they are referred to as the Affordable Care Act or ACA.

Source: American Public Health Association

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Acknowledgements

Thank you to Tensy Marcos-Bodker of Metropolitan Community College for permission to use and adapt her guide: Longview - Affordable Care Act (ACA): Health Insurance Resources.

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