The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly called Obamacare (or the federal health care law), is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, it represents the most significant regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.*

 

There is a lot of information out there explaining the Affordable Care Act including links to Healthcare.org where you can sign up for coverage. Below you will find useful and informative videos and links to credible resources that explain the Affordable Care Act to the general public.

 

*Source: Wikipedia

ACA Glossary

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The ACA and Mental Health

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FACT SHEET: The New Health Care Reform Law: A Summary of Provisions of Interest to Mental Health Advocates
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FACT SHEET: Supreme Court and Mental Health Reform
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FACT SHEET: Medicaid Fact Sheet: Mental Health Parity Proposed Rule for Medicaid and CHIP April 6, 2015
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