What is the Affordable Care Act?
The Affordable Care Act is part of a comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010. According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ website, the law makes preventive care—including family planning and related services—more accessible and affordable for many Americans. While some provisions of the law have already taken effect, many more provisions will be implemented in the coming years. Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins October 1, 2013 for coverage beginning January 1, 2014.
Affordable Care Act Stories
The President announced on Thursday that the federal government would delay enforcement of the Affordable Care Act's market reforms in 2014 for plans that are currently in effect.
Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford announced Wednesday that the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services released Arkansas's enrollment data for individuals who have completed applications to obtain health insurance through the new Health Insurance Marketplace.
The former face of the troubled "Obamacare" website has a message: Don't blame me.
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, a non-profit organization focused on providing people with career assistance services, now will offer Arkansans who qualify the opportunity to enroll in free or low-cost health insurance plans at select Goodwill retail stores.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius apologized to Americans Wednesday for the troubled rollout of the national health care law and its dysfunctional website.
As national media outlets try to wrap around the meltdown of healthcare.gov, thousands of Arkansans grow frustrated.
Governor Mike Beebe is moving forward on getting a legislation passed to cut teacher health insurance costs.
Two weeks into the launch of the federal health insurance exchange, the website is still plagued with problems, leading critics to wonder if the problem is worse than it appears.
The new Health Insurance Marketplace opened to the public this week and millions logged on to enroll. Now, Arkansas hospitals are preparing to work with new insurance providers and clients.
All week the Arkansas Insurance Department was busy getting people enrolled in the new health care market place.
October 1 is a major day for many Arkansans seeking health insurance.
Today, October 1, is a major day in something that eluded Bill Clinton during his presidency.
When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, just about 100 percent of our attention has been focused on 25 percent of Arkansans: The uninsured.
Arkansas two senators have split on legislation that continues funding government after it was stripped of a House-backed effort to defund the federal health care law.
Days away from the beginning of open enrollment under the healthcare exchange and THV 11 continues our goal of helping you understand the new changes.