Human Services to Health

The Department of Health and Human Services is the principal federal agency for protecting the health of Americans and providing essential human services, especially to our most vulnerable populations.  The conditions in which we are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age affect our health in a variety of ways, creating an undeniable link between human services and health.

Health Care Reform: The Patient and Affordable Care Act

In March 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act  (ACA), into law. The law has built in protections and makes preventive care—including family planning and related services—more accessible and affordable for many Americans.  While some provisions of the law have already taken effect, many more provisions will be implemented in the coming years.  

ACF: Improving health care and human services access for children and families

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) leads dozens of key human services programs that serve many of our nation’s families.  You can now get Marketplace coverage only if you qualify for a special enrollment period or are applying for Medicaid and CHIP.

Help uninsured people in your community find affordable health care coverage

Get More Information on the ACA or find out if you are eligible for health insurance.

Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace & your new coverage options through Obamacare
Last Reviewed: September 24, 2015
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