President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law in March 2010. The ACA holds insurance companies accountable, lowers health care costs, guarantees American families and businesses more health care choices, and works to improve the quality of health care across America. The ACA will be implemented through 2014, when middle class tax credits will help millions of American families afford better health insurance. Some changes are already in place. For instance, children can no longer be denied health insurance due to a pre-existing condition.
For more on the health law, check out the following resources:
- Summary of the New Health Reform Law (Kaiser Family Foundation)
- Animated Video: Health Reform Hits Main Street (Kaiser Family Foundation)
- Explaining Key Changes to the Medicare Part D Drug Benefit Coverage Gap (Kaiser Families Foundation)
- Section-by-Section Summary of the Affordable Care Act, as Passed (.pdf)