Learn About the New Law
We encourage you to visit the websites below for useful, consumer-oriented information about the health reform law:
HealthCare.gov and CuidadodeSalud.gov:
- Visit the official sites of the Department of Health and Human Services for information about the law, including summaries of specific provisions and a state-specific tool to help consumers comparison shop for health coverage plans available now.
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation:
Watch video clips that explain the new law
From the Kaiser Family Foundation:
"Health Reform Explained: Health Reform Hits Main Street" (9:05)
Learn about how the new health care law will affect you. Find out who will be eligible for tax credits and coverage expansions in 2014, how people will receive coverage, and who will pay for the health care expansion. Additionally, find out about health care resources that are available before most of the law’s provisions take effect in 2014.
From the Alliance for Health Reform:
“How Does Health Reform Help Small Businesses?” (3:45)
Small businesses are eligible for a tax credit to help defray the cost of providing health coverage to their employees. This short video explains more about who is eligible for this credit and how it will work.
"How Does Health Reform Expand Medicaid--and Who Pays?" (2:45)
The health reform law will expand Medicaid coverage to 16 million Americans beginning in 2014. This video explains who will be newly eligible for Medicaid and how the costs for these new Medicaid recipients will be divided between the federal government and state governments.
"Health Reform for Young Adults to Age 26" (3:01)
The health reform law offers several benefits for young adults. This video outlines these benefits, such as allowing young adults to remain on their parents' health plan until age 26.
“What Does Health Reform Do for People on Medicare?” (3:05)
Health reform improves Medicare in a number of ways, including making prescription drugs and preventive care more affordable. This video explains these improvements as well as how seniors will be affected by health reform.