Get ready. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is about to change the U.S. health care landscape. Whether you have or need health coverage—or don’t know the first thing about it—it’s important to understand health care reform. Here are the basics to stay informed, and to determine how the ACA may impact you.
The Affordable Care Act is a set of health insurance reforms passed in 2010 that will start to take effect in January 2014 and beyond. You may have heard it called “Obamacare.” For an easy to follow guide as to how the health care changes will affect you, follow this handy guide.