Affordable Care Act

About the Law:

http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/rights/index.html
Learn about the law, see a timeline of changes, and learn how to make informed choices. You may read the entire law, or browse relevant sections.

Key features of Affordable Care Act
http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/timeline/

"The New Health Care Law and You," a 22-page brochure outlining options and sources of more information prepared by members of the Institute of Medicine's Health Literacy Roundtable. (PDF, May 1, 2013)

Health Insurance Marketplace launches October 1:

Health Insurance Marketplace, HealthCare.gov website provides access to valuable resources that help to explain the application process, and how to get additional assistance. The site is also available in Spanish, at CuidadoDeSalud.gov.

Basic information that patrons will need to have to apply for coverage is detailed in the following checklist: http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/publications-and-articles/marketplace-application-checklist.pdf

Illinois:

The State of Illinois has been implementing the changes required by this health law to provide affordable and quality care for all Illinois residents.

GetCoveredIllinois
http://getcoveredillinois.gov/
State of Illinois website http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/healthcarereform/Pages/TheAffordableCareAct.aspx
Illinois Health Matters, a collaboration of state health policy and community based organizations http://illinoishealthmatters.org/

DuPage County Health Department:

ACA section of Health Department website:  http://www.dupagehealth.org/affordablecareact

The DuPage County Health Department received a $1 million grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health to perform outreach and assist DuPage County residents with enrollment in new health insurance coverage options.  In August 2013, the Health Department announced that it is awarding grants to thirteen DuPage County community partners to collaborate in the Enroll DuPage effort of conducting outreach, education and enrollment in the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace throughout DuPage County.

The following organizations received grants to participate in Enroll DuPage activities:

• DuPage Health Coalition: Access DuPage http://accessdupage.org
• DuPage County Community Services http://www.dupageco.org/community/
• DuPage Federation on Human Services http://www.dupagefederation.org/
• DuPage Pads http://dupagepads.org/
• Hamdard Center for Health & Human Services http://www.hamdardcenter.org/
• Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry http://www.loaves-fishes.org/
• Naperville Township http://www.napervilletownship.com/SD/Naperville/content/default.aspx
• Outreach Community Ministries http://www.outreachcommunityministries.com/
• People's Resource Center http://www.peoplesrc.org/
• Walk-In Ministry of Hope http://walkinministryofhope.org/about-us
• Xilin Association http://xilin.org/
• YWCA Metropolitan Chicago http://www.ywcachicago.org/site/c.fmJWKcOZJkI6G/b.8235297/k.BF47/Home.htm