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Affordable Care Act and the Title X Program

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Along with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, the law put in place comprehensive health insurance reforms. The law makes preventive care—including family planning and related care—more accessible and affordable for many Americans. The information and resources provided here are intended to assist Title X-funded family planning centers and other safety net providers in implementing the new law.

Health Information Technology

With health care costs and quality assurance as central issues in health care reform, health information technology is viewed as a key tool in achieving both lower costs and improved quality of care.

Outreach and Enrollment

Affordable Care Act News

Please check here regularly for breaking ACA news and latest resources!

HHS Announces Funding to Support Navigators in Marketplaces

June 10, 2014-The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the availability of funding, totaling $60 million, to support Navigators in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces in 2014-2015. To access the funding opportunity announcement, visit: http://www.grants.gov, and search for CFDA # 93.332. For more information about Navigators, visit: http://cciio.cms.gov/programs/exchanges/assistance.html

Special Enrollment Options

2014 Open enrollment for the Marketplace has ended, however individuals and families may still qualify for special enrollment options based on certain life changes. This video explains special enrollment.

Go to healthcare.gov for more information.

Using New Insurance Coverage

People gaining health insurance for the first time may need help navigating the system. Here are some resources:

Answers about Health Plan Contracting Webinar

If you have ever encountered difficulties in getting contracts with health plans, then this webinar is for you! Featuring representatives from American’s Health Insurance Plans and from health plans, this webinar explains health plan requirements, expectations for network providers as well as what will make Essential Community Providers most attractive to health plans. Check out this archived webinar: Answers about Health Plan Contracting Webinar

Next Marketplace Open Enrollment Begins November 15, 2014

This blog provides information and links to resources on timely Affordable Care Act topics.

Healthcare.gov Blog

Healthcare.gov Blog

CMS Newsroom

CMS covers 100 million people through Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Visit the CMS Newsroom for breaking information on the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid and more.

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Be sure to check the Family Planning National Training Centers for up-to-date Affordable Care Act resources for Title X and other safety net providers!