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Learn More about the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Below are some resources with additional information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). We will continue to update this page with helpful websites and articles, and we encourage you to check back frequently for new or revised information.

Websites

www.HealthCare.govThis is the official website of the Health Insurance Marketplace. It provides information about insurance options available to you and the changes created by the ACA.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ website includes a year-by-year overview of the key features of the ACA rollout, information about the health care options available to residents of Arizona, and the full text of the law.

Kaiser Family Foundation: The Kaiser Family Foundation website has in-depth information on key health policy issues, plus interactive tools to determine how health-care reform will impact you. The website also includes information about state health insurance marketplaces and a health insurance subsidy calculator. Arizona has elected to participate in the federal marketplace.

IRS FAQs on the Individual Shared Responsibility Provision of the ACAThis IRS website provides questions and answers on an individual’s responsibility to have minimum essential health coverage to comply with the requirements of the ACA.

Arizona Department of Insurance: The Arizona Department of Insurance website contains questions and answers for consumers and Medicare beneficiaries, a timeline of ACA provisions, and links to additional ACA resources.

Handouts

Health Care Reform: General Q&A for Employees
Health Care Reform: What Does the Individual Mandate Mean to Me?
Health Care Reform: Marketplace Subsidies, Medicaid and CHIP

For Students

So, You Need Health Insurance. Now What? Tips for Young Adults
So, You Need Health Insurance. Now What? A Young Person’s Guide to Health Insurance