The Affordable Care Act seeks to increase access to health insurance coverage and health services for all Americans, everyone involved in health care in the U.S. has a role to play in implementation of the law.
As full implementation of the law approaches, NPs need to be aware of the new options for obtaining health insurance that will be available starting in 2014, and how these new options will work. A variety of Web sites have been created to provide useful information to providers and the public:
The Affordable Care Act and HRSA Programs Webpage - http://www.hrsa.gov/affordablecareact/ - a site created by HRSA to help ensure the nursing community has the information they need. The web page offers information and resources for HRSA stakeholders on Health Insurance Marketplaces, Essential Health Benefits, Essential Community Providers and more.