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Stony Brook University

Health Administration

Electronic and print materials designed to be relevant for health care policy and management.

What is the ACA?

The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. The rollout of the many legislated changes it makes in both the financing of health care for American citizens and legal noncitizen residents, as well as access to preventative healthcare in the United States, will continue across a full decade. Health-care insurance marketplace exchange regulatory effects formulated under the Act took effect January 1, 2014, with the initial health insurance open enrollment period spanning October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. Other aspects of the Act went into effect earlier than the health insurance marketplace exchange portions, and other important aspects of the Act's changes in citizen and legal resident access to healthcare also went into force on January 1, 2014.

Goldsmith, F. (2015). Libraries and the Affordable Care Act: Helping the community understand health-care options. Chicago : ALA Editions


Key Features of the Affordable Care Act By Year

Resources For Health Care Providers

Learn about the ACA


Talk to your patients about the ACA

Resources for Health Care Consumers