Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Begins

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 04:52 AM PST

State Efforts to Cripple Obamacare Are Working: Study

State Efforts to Cripple Obamacare Are Working: Study

States whose governments resist Obamacare also hinder efforts to get people signed up for health insurance, a new study reports.

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 06:28 AM PST

Insured, Finally: Obamacare Coverage Kicks In

Insured, Finally: Obamacare Coverage Kicks In

Insurance policies bought on the Obamacare exchanges kicked in Wednesday for more than 2 million Americans, setting the stage for a test of how well the president's signature health care law would really work.

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 at 12:54 PM PST

Over 2 Million Have Enrolled on Obamacare Sites: W.H.

Over 2 Million Have Enrolled on Obamacare Sites: W.H.

That figure marked a big improvement from the early weeks of the Obamacare signups, when website users faced many technical difficulties, and on a teleconference Tuesday, Health and Human Services...

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 01:47 AM PDT

AP's Top Story of 2013: Obama's Health Care Overhaul

AP's Top Story of 2013: Obama's Health Care Overhaul

The botched rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law was the top story of 2013, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors. It was followed by the...

Monday, Dec 23, 2013 at 10:18 AM PST

Obamacare Sticker Shock Ahead for Some Buyers

Obamacare Sticker Shock Ahead for Some Buyers

Tuesday at midnight is the last chance to sign up to receive health insurance coverage on the government exchanges beginning on Jan. 1. Many people who have been busy sizing up policies on the new...

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 01:47 AM PDT

Schumer: Obamacare Won't Be Key Issue in 2014 Election

Schumer: Obamacare Won't Be Key Issue in 2014 Election

Sen. Charles Schumer (D- N.Y.) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” that “the number one issue in the 2014 election is not going to be Obamacare or the deficit. It is going to be who can get the middle class...

Friday, Dec 20, 2013 at 05:09 AM PST

Feds Offer New Obamacare Exemption

Feds Offer New Obamacare Exemption

The Obama administration gave another break to people losing their health insurance coverage late Thursday, offering a special hardship exemption to patients who want the extremely cheap, minimal plans known as...

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 01:47 AM PDT

Sebelius Pledges "Relentless" Push to Fix Health Site

Sebelius Pledges "Relentless" Push to Fix Health Site

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius promised a “relentless” push to continue improving the HealthCare.gov website and announced an inspector general review of the process that led...

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 01:47 AM PDT

365K Bought Insurance on Health Exchanges in Oct., Nov.

365K Bought Insurance on Health Exchanges in Oct., Nov.

Those numbers — which cover October and November, but not the sign-ups thus far for December — show that the pace of enrollments picked up after the rocky rollout of the initially glitch-riddled...

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 at 05:10 PM PST

Covered CA “Going to Get Better”

Covered CA “Going to Get Better”

Many people trying to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act are still getting a busy signal. But the people behind Covered California insist things are getting better. NBC 7’s Consumer Bob

About ACA
Affordable Care Act is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, it represents the most significant government expansion and regulatory overhaul of the country's healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.

Having trouble with healthcare.gov? Enroll or get information about Affordable Care Act plans by calling a specialist 24 hours a day at 800-318-2596.