Affordable Care Act Resources

The Affordable Care Act Basics

  • Reduces the cost of monthly premiums for low-income individuals by offering premium tax credits
  • Caps out-of-pocket expenses for qualified healthcare costs up to the current marketplace individual maximum out-of-pocket amount;
  • Protects those with pre-existing conditions
  • Resulted in changes to state-based laws



The Health Insurance Marketplace is a one stop place to learn about other available coverage options. You can begin an application to obtain Medicare/Medicaid coverage, find out if you qualify for a tax credits to reduce the cost of a more comprehensive medical plan, and even find educational information and find FAQs regarding the Affordable Care Act by using their search tool.

Find local in-person assistance


  • Navigators
  • Certified Application Counselors (CACs)
  • In-Person Assisters (IPAs)

You may also contact us for guidance on any doubts you have regarding your options and obligations under the Affordable Care Act.

*This list is not comprehensive and does not indicate an endorsement by AmeriCorps VISTA or the Corporation for National and Community Service.