Affordable Care Act

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is bringing about numerous reforms to U.S. health care. We’ve assembled publications, guides and fact sheets from reliable sources to help you improve your understanding of the Act.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA is also referred to as “Obamacare” since it was signed into law by President Obama.

Among the reforms included in the Affordable Care Act are additional patient protections and expanded access to health insurance. The Act also contains provisions for health coverage for individuals, families, and businesses, and has the potential to affect nearly all Americans.

We have organized the Affordable Care Act resource materials mainly by audience:

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Interested in reading the entire Affordable Care Act law? You can find the complete text version of the Affordable Care Act here.


Disclaimer: The Affordable Care Act contains many complex rules. The materials provided here are for informational purposes. They are intended to help you gain a better understanding about the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act and how they may affect you. The materials are not intended to be a substitute for personalized, professional advice.

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