Disparities among communities of color persist in our nation. People of color are more likely than whites to lack health insurance, to receive lower-quality care, and to experience worse health outcomes.
Explores the many ways the Affordable Care Act helps eliminate health disparities by improving access to health care for communities of color.
Highlights the major changes the Affordable Care Act will make to health coverage and care, such as expanding Medicaid, creating health insurance marketplaces, and providing new consumer protections.
Explains how the Affordable Care Act provides better health insurance for low-income children and extends coverage to the 7.3 million children who are still uninsured.
Examines the Affordable Care Act's requirement that states keep the same eligibility levels in Medicaid and CHIP until 2014 for adults and until 2019 for children.
Helping People with Long-Term Health Care Needs: Improving Access to Home- and Community-Based Services
Examines how the Affordable Care Act gives states an incentive to expand home- and community-based services in Medicaid for people who need long-term care.
Many of you have sent in questions about how the new health care law will affect you and your family. We’ve compiled answers for select questions to our experts in a short series to help you navigate changes to the health care system. Here's the latest:
Question: I cannot afford health insurance. What options are available under health reform and what will it take to qualify?
Learn why expanding home- and community-based care is cost-effective in the long run and how states can do it using two new Medicaid options in the Affordable Care Act.
Explains why we shouldn't cut long-term care for America's seniors and discusses the new consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act's for Americans who need long-term care.