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The Health Care Law & You

The Affordable Care Act puts in place strong consumer protections, provides new coverage options and gives you the tools you need to make informed choices about your health. Learn about how the law affects you.

Review Date: February 07, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Frequently Asked Questions about Health Insurance Reform

The White House offers these answers to frequently asked questions about health insurance reform.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

The White House

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan - HealthCare.gov

Learn more about how the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan works in your state and how to apply.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Adding Adult Children to Your Health Plan- (PDF)

The Affordable Care Act allows young adults to stay on their parents' health plans until age 26. Adult children are not required to live with, nor be financially dependent upon, their parents in order to be eligible.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Benefits for Seniors of New Affordable Care Act Rules on Expanding Prevention Coverage

Find out what preventive and wellness services are provided free of charge by Medicare for seniors.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Eliminating Dollar Limits on Your Benefits- (PDF)

The Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from imposing lifetime limits and phases out annual limits on most of the benefits you receive.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

File an Insurance Complaint

Do you have a specific problem with an insurance company, broker, agent or adjuster? The National Association of Insurance Commissioners offers this resource to help you file a complaint with your state insurance department.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Association of Insurance Commissioners

Get Affordable Health Care

Learn if you are eligible for free and low-cost health care services and Federal programs offered at health centers and facilities in your area.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Health Resources and Services Administration - HRSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health Care Reform: What It Means for You

This article will help you understand the Affordable Care Act and what the new health care law means for you and your family.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American Academy of Family Physicians

Health Insurance Reform Quiz

Take the "What's In Reform for You" quiz to learn how someone like you may benefit from health insurance reform.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

The White House

Health Reform Hits Main Street (Video)

Confused about how the new health reform law really works? This short, animated movie explains the problems with the current health care system, the changes that are happening now, and the big changes coming in 2014.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HealthCare.gov Widgets and Badges

Use this widget from HealthCare.gov to find insurance that’s available to you, your family, or your small business. Code is provided to add this widget or HealthCare.gov badges to your Web site or blog.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Healthcare.gov: Consumer Help

Many states provide residents with direct help with problems or questions about health coverage, by phone and email. Find contact information for your state’s Consumer Assistance Program.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Lowering Your Costs for Preventive Services- (PDF)

Too many Americans don't get the preventive health services they need to stay healthy. Learn about preventive health services, such as cancer screening tests, that may be available to you without co-payments or deductibles.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Myths and Facts about Affordable Care Act Reforms

Explore some of the myths and facts surrounding the new Affordable Care Act.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

The White House

People with Disabilities and the Affordable Care Act

If you’re living with a disability, the Affordable Care Act is expanding your options for health insurance and making them more affordable.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP)

The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) covers a broad range of health benefits, and won’t charge you a higher premium just because of your medical condition. Learn more about PCIP.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Protecting Children with Pre-Existing Health Conditions- (PDF)

Under the Affordable Care Act, most health plans can no longer limit or deny benefits, or deny coverage outright, for a child under age 19 simply because the child has a health problem or disability.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Protecting Your Choice of Health Care Providers- (PDF)

The Affordable Care Act guarantees that you can choose the primary care doctor or pediatrician that you want from your health plan's provider network. The law also guarantees that you can seek emergency care at a hospital outside your plan's network without prior approval from your health plan.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Putting the Brakes on Unreasonable Health Insurance Rate Increases- (PDF)

A new rate review program requires that when an insurance company proposes to increase your rate by 10% or more, this increase must be disclosed to the public and thoroughly reviewed by State or Federal regulators.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Seniors and the Affordable Care Act

Learn how the Affordable Care Act strengthens Medicare and helps seniors take charge of their health.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Health Care Law: Information for You

From benefits for seniors to preventive services for women and programs for families and children in need, learn how the Affordable Care Act is helping people like you.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Health Insurance Marketplace

Affordable Insurance Exchanges are designed to make buying health coverage easier and more affordable. Learn how the program can help you.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Requirement to Buy Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act Beginning in 2014- (PDF)

The Affordable Care Act includes a requirement that many people be insured or pay a penalty. This simple flowchart illustrates how that requirement (sometimes known as an "individual mandate") works.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women and the Affordable Care Act

Women have unique health care needs, and often make health care decisions for their families. The Affordable Care Act offers important benefits for women and their families. Learn more about it.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Your Guide to Medicare's Preventive Services- (PDF)

Find out which preventive services Medicare covers and how often. The services described include: cardiovascular screening, glaucoma tests, breast exams, diabetes screening and supplies, prostate cancer screening, shots, and more.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services