Along with changes to the health insurance system that guarantee access to coverage to everyone regardless of pre-existing health conditions, the Affordable Care Act includes a requirement that many people be insured or pay a penalty. This simple flowchart illustrates how that requirement (sometimes known as an “individual mandate”) works.…
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This flowchart illustrates how and when penalties may be applied to employers not offering affordable health benefits under the Affordable Car Act (ACA).
This short cartoon explains the problems with the current health care system, the health reform changes that are happening now, and the big changes coming in 2014 as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). You can view the video on our site and it is also available on YouTube.
The health reform implementation timeline is an interactive tool designed to explain how and when the provisions of the Affordable Care Act will be implemented over the next several years.
This timeline traces the beginnings of health reform efforts in the United States through the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
This interactive chart allows users to track public opinion on the Affordable Care Act, from the inception of the law to the present, for subgroups based on age, race, income, gender, party identification and insurance status.
Health insurance coverage is a critical factor in making health care accessible to women—women with health coverage are more likely to obtain needed preventive, primary, and specialty care services. Test your knowledge of women’s health coverage and the effect of the Affordable Care Act on women with our ten-question quiz.
Zooming in on Health Reform: Understanding the Potential Impact of the ACA on Medicaid and the Uninsured at the Local Level
The impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will vary by geography depending on current coverage patterns and socio-demographic factors. Use this interactive Zooming In tool to see how the number and composition of individuals enrolled in Medicaid or who are uninsured could change in local areas and at the state level if your state expands Medicaid.
NOTE: the Subsidy Calculator is currently based on 2014 premiums. We will update the tool as soon as 2015 premiums become available for all states, most likely in mid-November 2014. The Subsidy Calculator provides estimates of health insurance premiums and subsidies for people purchasing insurance on their own in health…
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