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Topic: Special Populations



Special populations such as immigrants, the uninsured, the unbanked, and people with low English skills require special outreach efforts to connect them with the benefits the ACA is intended to provide. Some groups, such as refugees and Pacific Islanders, have special provisions for them in the law. And certain demographic groups, such as the young people and healthy people, are important to the the program’s success. The ACA also particularly impacts the LGBTQ community, populations affected by chronic disease, and people impacted by circumstances like domestic violence.


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This May 2012 report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Urban Institute presents the demographic characteristics of nonelderly veterans and their family members by insurance status as well as the number of uninsured veterans by state. (more…)

How the ACA Helps People With Cancer and Their Families

A brochure from the American Cancer Society with straightforward facts and individuals’ stories on how those with cancer can benefit from the Affordable Care Act.

How Does the Affordable Care Act Help People Living with HIV/AIDS?

A fact sheet from the federal government’s AIDS.gov website outlining the ways in which people living with HIV/AIDS – or PLWHAs – will be able to benefit from the Affordable Care Act. The law helps improve access to comprehensive quality health care, thereby improving the health and well-being of all PLWHAs.

Understanding Health Reform – A Community Guide for African Americans

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation produced this guide to help everyday people better understand the new law – the benefits available to them and its potential for strengthening our nation’s health and healthcare system. (more…)

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