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Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, is set to transform the health care landscape. The ACA is aimed at increasing the affordability and rate of health insurance coverage for Americans, and reducing the overall costs of health care. It provides a number of mechanisms — including mandates, subsidies, and tax credits — to employers and individuals to increase the coverage rate and health insurance affordability. 

Interested in learning more about its effects on you or other groups of society?  Check out the handouts below to learn more facts about the ACA.  If you have specific questions, please call the Extension Office at 785-457-3319.

Informational Sheets

How Does ACA Impact Me?

What Is the Marketplace?

Enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace

Seniors - Top 5 Things You Need to Know

Latinos - Top 5 Things You Need to Know

Families with Children

Health Insurance Options for Kansas Immigrants

What Did Health Reform Do For Health Insurance?

Small Businesses and Rural Communities

Protect Yourself From Scams and Fraud

Informational Movie (9 minutes)

Confused about how the new health reform law really works? This short, animated movie — featuring the “YouToons” — explains the problems with the current health care system, the changes that are happening now, and the big changes coming in 2014.

Written and produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Narrated by Cokie Roberts, a news commentator for ABC News and NPR and a former member of KFF’s Board of Trustees. Creative production and animation by Free Range Studios.


Erin Tynon
Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences