Affordable Care Act Resources

In 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law health care reform with implementation of the new reforms to be phased in over time. While the official title of the law is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, it is now more commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act, ACA or “Obamacare.”

The Affordable Care Act Statute

The Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress and then signed into law by the President on March 23, 2010. On June 28, 2012 the Supreme Court rendered a final decision to uphold the health care law.

The Affordable Care Act

The official Affordable Care Act website, which includes information on:

Affordable Care Act Information
(Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services)

What you can expect in 2014 including sections on: New Health Coverage Exchange called the Health Insurance Marketplace, Possible Medicaid Expansion, Financial Help to Purchase Health Care Coverage, Health Coverage Requirement and No Denial for People with an Illness or Chronic Condition.

Get Ready to Enroll in the Marketplace

A Fact Sheet on the Marketplace with sections on Exploring your Options, Prepare to Apply, as well as Marketplace Resources including the toll-free number 1-800-318-2596 for assistance.

The ABC's of Navigating the Affordable Care Act

A Resource Guide to Understanding Your Rights, Responsibilities, and Choices. The information included in this guidebook was compiled by the Office of Congressman John D. Dingell.

Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), part of the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), provides national leadership in setting and enforcing standards for health insurance that promote fair and reasonable practices to ensure that affordable, quality health coverage is available to all Americans. The center also provides consumers with comprehensive information on coverage options currently available so they may make informed choices on the best health insurance for their family.