On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law, putting in place reforms intended to improve access to affordable health coverage for everyone and protect consumers from abusive practices.
The ACA has been a source of spirited debate among our elected officials, citizens, and businesses. Also, the ACA is a complex and lengthy law in terms of the number of pages. The aim of the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey is to provide objective information related to the ACA that may assist people with brain injury. We further aim to do this in a way that communicates provisions of the ACA in a way that is easy to understand for the reader.
The United States Department of Health & Human Services has, on its website, pages dedicated to educating citizens about the ACA. Much of the information sent to you will be derived from this website.
For starters, it is important to have a basic understanding of the ACA. To the end, you may wish to:
- Click the following link to learn the key features of the ACA: http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/timeline/index.html
- Click the following link to read Essential Health Benefits, the “Benchmark Plan,” and Rehabilitation
- Click the following link to read Affordable Care Act Appointments to Task Force
- Click the following link to read Affordable Care Act: Navigators Assist with Understanding the ACA
- Click the following link to read Affordable Care Act: What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?
About the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey’s Fact Sheets on the Affordable Care Act: The Affordable Care Act (Act) is United States law. The purpose of these fact sheets is to provide factual information to brain injury stakeholders that they may use as they deem fit for their own purposes.