How ACA Impacts Us
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which became federal law in 2010, provides Michigan consumers with important protections and benefits. Find out more about how health reform helps Michigan residents and small businesses. Learn how the new healthcare law helps children and families, young adults, women, people with disabilities, communities of color and seniors.
Children & FamiliesThe Affordable Care Act (ACA), which became federal law in 2010, includes vital protections and benefits for Michigan residents. Some of these protections are being phased in, and some have already taken effect.
Communities of ColorCommunities of color in Michigan stand to gain from the new health care law — both from provisions that will affect all communities but have a disproportionate impact on communities of color and from those that are designed specifically to eliminate health disparities.
People with DisabilitiesThe ACA will expand the Medicaid program to more Americans, including people with disabilities. It is estimated that an additional 600,000 Michigan residents will be newly eligible for Medicaid in 2014, when the new eligibility guidelines allowing for the expansion take effect.
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WomenThe health reform law provides several protections for women by offering better access to affordable coverage, by ending insurance practices that discriminate because of gender, and by expanding coverage for children and helps pay for long-term care.