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Fact Sheets: The Affordable Care Act Is Working for States
Fact Sheet

Fact Sheets: The Affordable Care Act Is Working for States

Millions of Americans are benefiting from the peace of mind that comes with quality, affordable health care, and shopping around during this year’s open enrollment period could mean big savings.

Navigator Samantha Joseph assists a client in signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at Sant La, a center in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood. (AP/Lynne Sladky)
Navigator Samantha Joseph assists a client in signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at Sant La, a center in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood. (AP/Lynne Sladky)

With a new open enrollment period upon us, here are the facts about how health care reform is working. The insurance marketplace is here to stay, and people will continue to have access to quality plans and financial assistance through the Affordable Care Act, or ACA. As more and more people obtain coverage through the ACA, they will gain a better understanding of what the law means for them. A recent Gallup poll found that the majority of Americans who purchased new health insurance policies through the ACA marketplace over the past year are as satisfied as other Americans with their health insurance: 71 percent rated their coverage “excellent” or “good,” compared with 72 percent among all those who have coverage.

Last year, more than 10 million Americans obtained health insurance thanks to the ACA. Among those, an overwhelming majority qualified for financial assistance to help cover the cost of care. Whether you are thinking of signing up for health insurance or have already purchased coverage on the marketplace, shopping around during this year’s open enrollment period could mean big savings.

Get the facts on how the Affordable Care Act is working in the following state fact sheets:

Matt Dhaiti is a Research Associate at the Center for American Progress. Charles Posner is the State Research Analyst at the Center.

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Authors

Matt Dhaiti

Research Associate

Charles Posner

Policy Manager

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