Key ACA Resources

APHA fact sheet: Why Do We Need the Affordable Care Act? (PDF)

APHA fact sheet: The Prevention and Public Health Fund (PDF)

Presentation slides: The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on State and Local Public Health Systems (April 2013): PowerPoint slides on "ACA 101" and questions for public health to consider as health reform is implemented

APHA fact sheet: Affordable Care Act Overview: Selected Provisions (PDF): a clear, concise chart summarizing and explaining the structure and major provisions of the health reform law

APHA Issue Brief: The Prevention and Public Health Fund (PDF): an issue brief that describes the need for dedicated public health funding and the Prevention and Public Health Fund's goals 

APHA Issue Brief: Prevention Provisions in the Affordable Care Act (PDF): an issue brief that provides details on the ACA's major prevention initiatives

APHA Issue Brief: The Affordable Care Act's Public Health Workforce Provisions (PDF): this issue brief describes the current challenges facing the public health work force and how the ACA addresses them.

Kaiser Family Foundation: The Uninsured and the Difference Health Insurance Makes (September 2012)

Families USA: Health Equity (quick facts, toolkit and more)

What's happening in 2017

APHA thanks senators who stood up for public health, urges bipartisan cooperation

This Congressional Budget Office analysis of the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act estimates 22 million would lose health insurance by 2026, $772 billion would be cut from Medicaid over a decade and millions of Americans would have higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs.

Public health groups decry potential elimination of the Prevention and Public Health Fund

Senate health care bill is 'a threat to the health of America'

APHA appalled by 'short-sighted and heartless' health reform bill

APHA's letter opposing the American Health Care Act (PDF)

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities analysis of the House ACA repeal bill

Kaiser Family Foundation report on how the AHCA could negatively impact individuals with pre-existing conditions

How the ACA repeal bill harms Medicaid 

Congressional Budget Office analysis of the American Health Care Act, legislation to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act and cause 23 million individuals to lose health insurance coverage

Fact sheet on why we still need the Affordable Care Act (PDF)

Prevention and Public Health Fund fact sheet (PDF)

how ACA repeal would harm people with pre-existing health conditions

APHA's letter in opposition to any legislation that would repeal or weaken the ACA (PDF)

Sign the petition urging President Trump and Congressional leaders to protect the gains made under the Affordable Care Act.

"The Economic and Employment Consequences of Repealing Health Reform: A 50 State Analysis"

Policies that can strengthen the ACA's insurance exchanges 

How the ACA's Prevention and Public Health Fund supports the CDC (PDF)

The U.S. health system with and without the ACA 

How potential replacement plans compare to the ACA

APHA resources

APHA Health Reform Updates (e-newsletters)

Useful links on Medicaid Expansion
Useful links about Health Insurance Exchanges
Useful Links about the Minimum Coverage Provision