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Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
The Department of Labor's page on ACA implementation, including guidance and FAQs
Healthcare Fact Sheets (ACA)
Factsheets describing features of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for specific populations, including women, African Americans, and Latinos. Also links to an ACA timeline.
Health Insurance Marketplace
Information for individuals and small businesses. Also available in Spanish.
The federal government's page on health care reform for consumers
Key Features of the Affordable Care Act (Health & Human Services)
Infographic illustrating the ACA's features. Includes a timeline.
National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics
Tasked with advising HHS on certain aspects of information policy and standards under ACA
Kaiser Family Foundation
"Kaiser is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy." The KFF site features data, comparisons, and analysis on a variety of healthcare-related economic topics, on both the state and federal levels.
Daily Health Policy Report from the Kaiser Family Foundation
What is the Affordable Care Act?
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress and signed into law on March 23, 2010. The provisions of the ACA are being phased in over four years. Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Exchange Marketplace begins on October 1, 2013.
The Affordable Care Act has 10 Titles:
- Title I. Quality, Affordable Health Care for All Americans
- Title II. The Role of Public Programs
- Title III. Improving the Quality and Efficiency of Health Care
- Title IV. Prevention of Chronic Disease and Improving Public Health
- Title V. Health Care Workforce
- Title VI. Transparency and Program Integrity
- Title VII. Improving Access to Innovative Medical Therapies
- Title VIII. Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act (CLASS Act)
- Title IX. Revenue Provisions
- Title X. Reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act
Private Organizations on ACA
Health Care Policy reports from The Brookings Institute
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
The Commonwealth Fund
"The Commonwealth Fund — among the first private foundations started by a woman philanthropist, Anna M. Harkness — was established in 1918 with the broad charge to enhance the common good. Today, the mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, and people of color."
Comprehensive Assessment of Reform Efforts (COMPARE)
Assessment reports from the RAND Corporation. The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.
Health Policy Center at Urban Institute
"For nearly 40 years, our health policy scholars have helped lawmakers understand the scope of the country’s health care problems and costs, evaluated how public policies affect lives and communities, and provided insights about payment and service delivery reforms."
Affordable Care Act
Information about the ACA from FamiliesUSA. "Families USA, a leading national voice for health care consumers, is dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care and improved health for all. We advance our mission through public policy analysis, advocacy, and collaboration with partners to promote a patient-and community-centered health system."