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Affordable Care Act: Home

This guide was produced in cooperation with librarians at Longview Community College to assist students looking for resources and information on the newly implemented Affordable Care Act.

How Does ACA Impact Me? (¿Cómo me afecta la ACA?)

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Background

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the nation’s health reform law enacted in 2010. This guide provides an introduction to the law.

The law consists of two pieces of legislation: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), enacted on March 23, 2010, and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act(HCERA), enacted on March 30, 2010. Jointly they are referred to as the Affordable Care Act or ACA.

Source: American Public Health Association

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