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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Family Resource Brief

In March 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Here you will find resources to answer your questions about this historic national health reform law and enroll and learn more about the ACA and how it will affect you and your family and people in your state.

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): Family Resource Brief. (August 2013). (Updated July 2014).

This resource brief was developed by the University of Miami Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND), the University of South Florida College of Public Health MCH Leadership Training Program, the University of Florida Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC) Leadership Training Program, and the MCH Digital Library at Georgetown University, all of which are funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).

Authors: Rochelle Baer, L.C.S.W., University of Miami Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND); Ellen K. Bowser, M.S., R.D., L.D./N, R.N., University of Florida Pediatric Pulmonary Center Leadership Training Program; Cara de la Cruz, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of South Florida College of Public Health MCH Leadership Training Program; Susan Horky, M.S.W, L.C.S.W., University of Florida Pediatric Pulmonary Center Leadership Training Program; Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., MCH Digital Library; Jennifer Marshall, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of South Florida College of Public Health MCH Leadership Training Program; Angela Miney, B.A., University of Florida Pediatric Pulmonary Center Leadership Training Program; Anthony Panzera, M.P.H., University of South Florida College of Public Health MCH Leadership Training Program; Michelle Schladant, Ph.D., University of Miami Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND), Maria Toro, B.A., University of Miami Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND).
Contributor: Tracy Lopez, M.S.L.S., MCH Digital Library.
Reviewer: Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Digital Library.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., MCH Digital Library.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.