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The Affordable Care Act: Affordable Care Act Basic Information

This page provides help understanding the Affordable Care Act and using its provisions, including finding an insurance plan.

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Local Help

Enroll Dekalb County -- Dekalb County provides help to local residents, including trained counselors to help people understand and choose a health insurance program.

Federal Government Websites

Health -- Search the Federal Government's portal page to all things related to the ACA and its implementation.

US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) -- HHS provides a list of links and resources as related to the ACA.

Independent Organizations

Enroll America -- Organization providing information about the ACA and help navigating the marketplace.

Kaiser Family Foundation -- The Kaiser Family Foundation is one of the leading public-policy groups studying health care reform.

Young Invicibles -- Young Invincibles is a national organization committed to mobilizing and expanding opportunities for young adults between 18 and 34 years of age on issues like higher education, health care, and jobs. This page provides information on how to get health insurance.


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Texts of the Original Bill

P.L. 111-148; The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
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Synopsis of P.L. 111-148 published by the White House Bill Summary and Status of P.L. 111-148 (includes text, cosponsors, Congressional actions and Related Bills)
P.L. 111-152 (124 STAT 1029), Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (The bill makes a number of health-related financing and revenue changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act enacted by P.L. 111-148, and modifies higher education assistance provisions. Read together they are commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act.) Bill and Summary Status of P.L. 111-152

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