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This LibGuide provides basic information on the new health care law and how those that qualify can register for benefits. (All information was taken from Metropolitan Community College's LibGuide Longview Affordable Care Act, by Tensy Marcos-Bodker )

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the nation’s health reform law enacted in 2010. This guide provides an introduction to the law.

The law consists of two pieces of legislation: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), enacted on March 23, 2010, and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act(HCERA), enacted on March 30, 2010. Jointly they are referred to as the Affordable Care Act or ACA.

Source: American Public Health Association