Affordable Care Act

Enacted in March of 2010, the Affordable Care Act  is designed to expand reliable, affordable coverage options, prevent insurance companies from discriminating against those with pre-existing conditions, improve the quality of care, strengthen consumer protections, and boost the bargaining power of families and small business through the new health insurance exchanges.  With full implementation slated for 2014, many important implementation decisions are now being made at the state and national level.Click on a state below to view information on health coverage for children or visit Facts and Statistics for more data.

Key CCF Resources
Summary of Medicaid, CHIP, and Low-Income Provisions in Health Care ReformACA Protects and Improves Access to Preventive Care for ChildrenEssential Health Benefits Resources ListChild Welfare and the Affordable Care Act: Key Provisions for Children and Youth in the Foster Care System

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