The Affordable Care Act

The biggest Healthcare overhaul since Medicare in 1965, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law by President Obama, May 23, 2010. PPACA, later shortened to ACA, is intended to expand health coverage to those who previously could not afford or were not eligible.

These “Marketplaces” do not replace privately purchased health coverage. They are a new way to shop and purchase coverage, that is designed to be consumer friendly.