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Health Care Coverage and Access

A Guide to Purchasing Insurance for Children with Special Health Care Needs – from Family Voices Indiana A resource to assist families of children with special health care needs in purchasing insurance.


HealthCare.Gov – Find insurance options based on your individual situation and learn about the new law! From the US Department of Health & Human Services.


How the Health Care Law Benefits You – Information about the Affordable Care Act from www.HealthCare.gov


Illinois Health Matters – Your Source for Health Care Reform in Illinois. The Illinois Health Matters website is funded by The Chicago Community Trust and managed by a collaborative of Illinois health policy and community-based organizations: Health & Disability Advocates, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, AgeOptions, Campaign for Better Health Care, and Health & Medicine Policy Research Group.


KFF – FAQ’s Health Insurance Marketplace and ACA – Frequently Asked Questions on the ACA and Health Insurance Marketplace


National Health Law Program – NHeLP– The National Health Law Program protects and advances the health rights of low income and underserved individuals. The oldest non-profit of its kind, NHeLP advocates, educates and litigates at the federal and state level.


National Resource Center for Patient/Family Home Centered Medical Care -A national technical assistance center focused on improving the health and well-being of, and strengthening the system of services for, children and youth with special health care needs and their families by enhancing the patient/family-centered medical home.


Subsidy Calculator – Premium Assistance for Coverage in the Marketplace from The Kaiser Family Foundation – This tool illustrates health insurance premiums and subsidies for people purchasing insurance on their own in new health insurance exchanges (or “Marketplaces”) created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Regulations and Guidance – The Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight will work with the Department of Health and Human Services to issue regulations and implement many of the provisions of the legislation that address private health insurance. Visit this page frequently for links to proposed regulations, requests for comment, and other updates.


Young Adults and the Affordable Care Act: Protecting Young Adults and Eliminating Burdens on Families and Businesses – The Affordable Care Act allows young adults to stay on their parents’ health care plan until age 26. Before the President signed this landmark Act into law, many health plans and issuers could and did in fact remove young adults from their parents’ policies because of their age, leaving many college graduates and others with no insurance.