Affordable Care Act of 2010
On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 into law. The goal of the ACA is to ensure that everyone residing legally in the United States has healthcare coverage. In order to meet that goal, the ACA ensures that there are affordable healthcare coverage options available to people at all income levels. The ACA will be fully implemented beginning January 1, 2014, although several provisions have been instituted already. Please go to our website section Health Reform Information for more details.
At a Glance
- ACA Law
- ACA Summaries
- Other Resources
If you are interested in reading the actual law, or searching for certain topics within the document you can navigate to Affordable Care Act.
ACA Summaries, Analysis and Polls
Many organizations have prepared summaries and analyses, and conducted public opinion polls, on the ACA that highlight key issues and opinions about ACA. The links below offer examples of some of these.
- Federal Healthcare Reform Website
- California Health Reform Website
- A Federal Review of Key Features of the Law
- Kaiser Family Foundation In-Depth Analysis of Health Reform Issues
- Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll, February 2012
- California Healthcare Foundation has numerous publications about the impact of the ACA in California. Click here for their reports.
For more details about how the ACA will affect individuals, families and business in California, go to the Health Reform Information section of the SDHCC web site.