I keep hearing so many different things about the Affordable Care Act. Where can I find some facts about what it actually does?

Love it or hate it, the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is the law of the land, and there is a lot being said about it. In case you are having trouble wading through all of the information (and misinformation) out there, the library’s Research Center has put together a guide to help you navigate some aspects of the ACA.

You can get to the guide by clicking on the Research and Learn tab on the library's home page. Once on the Research page, look under the heading 'Research by Subject', and you'll find the link to the Affordable Care Act page. The guide itself has several gray tabs near the top, the first of which is Information about the ACA, which provides a list of the key features regarding the legislation, as well as links to the full content of the law and pages provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Consumer Reports, and the Commonwealth Fund. Other aspects of the library's guide include how the insurance market works and how to find insurance options, lists of preventive services covered by the ACA, a glossary of insurance related terms, and a calendar of events related to the new law.

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