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Understanding the Affordable Care Act


Though many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are underway, healthcare reform continues to evolve as rules are clarified and new guidance is released to help insurers, employers, and consumers better understand their responsibilities in connection with the new law. For many people with MS, understanding and keeping current on issues related to the ACA is an essential though sometimes overwhelming task, considering the broad range of healthcare needs that MS brings.

If you are interested in learning more about the ACA and how to best navigate the system, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation recommends the following resources. These links will take you to government websites specific to healthcare reform or websites of non-profit organizations that have dedicated pages to healthcare reform topics. Be an informed consumer in the new healthcare marketplace!

 Consumer Reports HealthLawHelper Free Tool:

   English - http://www.healthlawhelper.org/?EXTKEY=NW0S01310 

  Spanish - http://www.healthlawhelper.org/?EXTKEY=NW0S01310

 Health Insurance MarketplaceU.S.Government Site: https://www.healthcare.gov/

US Department of Health:    http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/rights/index.html 

Kaiser Family Foundation:   http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/summary-of-new-health-reform-law/



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