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How the Affordable Care Act Makes Health Coverage More Affordable

How the Affordable Care Act Makes Health Coverage More Affordable

This May 2013 fact sheet from Families USA summarizes the consumer protections and financial assistance to help people purchase coverage. While many protections already exist for those with job-based coverage, new protections now apply for people who have to purchase insurance on their own in the individual market. These protections, combined with financial assistance, ensure that consumers have access to fairer, more comprehensive, and more affordable health coverage. This fact sheet outlines how this coverage will apply to various groups of people, such as young adults, older Americans, women, and others.