Affordable Care Act

President Obama signs the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010.

Affordable Care Act Turns 3

This March, ACF celebrates the third anniversary of the health care law that continues to provide critical coverage to millions of Americans.

A physician consults with a patient in front of a display of xrays.

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Screenings and the ACA

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in men and women in the United States combined.

The ancient medical symbol of caduceus.

Better Health Insurance Choices Coming in October 2013

No matter where you live, you’ll be able to buy insurance from qualified private health plans that cover a comprehensive set of benefits, including doctor visits, preventive care, hospital visits and prescriptions.

Photo of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument in Washington, D.C.

Black History Month

ACF regional administrator calls for campaign to make the tremendous benefits of the Affordable Care Act a reality in the lives of our disadvantaged citizens who face health care disparities —  a concern Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., often talked about in his speeches.

Photo of Van Kuno, an ACF Grantee in Washington state.

Former Refugee Helps Others Achieve American Dream

The Health Profession Opportunity Grant program helps put new Americans on a path to self-sufficiency.

Photos of Quinton Sanders

Health Program Lifts Young Man Out of Poverty

Out of work, no diploma and struggling in poverty just three years ago, Quinton Sanders now has a full-time career in the medical field thanks to the Affordable Care Act's Health Profession Opportunity Grants program.

Choctaw Nation opens its child care center in Durant, Okla. Several community leaders pose for a ribbon cutting in front of the new facility.

Native American Tribes receive grants to improve early childhood program coordination

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Confederate Salish & Kootenai Tribes, Pueblo San Felipe and White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians will participate in the Tribal Early Learning Initiative

Luz Torres prepares to draw blood from a patient.

Connecting Americans with In Demand Jobs

Authorized by the Affordable Care Act, the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program provides education and training to TANF recipients and other low-income individuals for occupations in the health care field that pay well and are expected to be in high demand.

Medical Symbol and the words Health Care Reform

A Change Has Come

Last week the Supreme Court made a landmark decision that will leave an indelible mark on healthcare history.  

Photo of Dr. Jaime Torres and Acting Assistant Secretary Sheldon at SOMOS conference.

Health Care Reform Celebrates 2 Years

Provisions in the nation’s new health care law, the Affordable Care Act, will help New York’s underserved Latino population get more access to health care, said Dr. Jaime Torres, Health and Human Services New York Regional Director, at a recent Latino legislative conference.

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