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The Affordable Care Act and LGBT Families: Everything You Need to Know

This guide first appeared on the Center for American Progress on May 23, 2013. Please visit that site to read more, view the citations, and learn more about the Affordable Care Act.

President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ACA, into law on March 23, 2010. Many Americans have already benefited from the ACA, and millions more will benefit as the law fully comes into effect. By January 1, 2014, the law’s provisions will be underway, ensuring that millions of Americans will be able to afford the health care that they need.

This guide will help couples and parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, understand how the ACA benefits LGBT people and their families. The guide provides a basic overview of the Affordable Care Act, a review of how the act helps you and your family, and an explanation of how you and your family can access affordable health insurance.


To read the full guide, please visit the Center for American Progress.

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