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What is The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?

The following pages contain links to a variety of information sources where you can learn about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known informally as Obama Care.

2014 In 214 Words
A quick introduction to The Affordable Care Act

HealthCare.gov
The official consumer website for Affordable Care Act provisions and benefits

HHS.gov/HealthCare
General information on the new law, provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The New Health Care Law and You
This useful 22-page brochure outlines the most commonly available health insurance options, including those provided by the Affordable Care Act, that will be available to individuals, as of October 1, 2013. Includes explanations of many common but confusing health insurance terms. Prepared by members of the Institute of Medicine's Health Literacy Roundtable

AARP Health Law Answers
Answer a series of simple questions to find out how you could benefit from the Affordable Care Act

AARP Health Law Fact Sheets
From the AARP's department of Education and Outreach

The Kaiser Family Foundation: Health Reform 
News and information on the Affordable Care Act, from the website of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, an independent organization concerned with health policy in the United States

Read the Law 
Read the full text of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIPS)
How does the Affordable Care Act affect Medicaid and the Children's Health InsuranceProgram? From the Medicaid.gov website