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Heathcare Reform
In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. The intent of the bill is to lower healthcare costs, increase access to healthcare and enhance the quality of healthcare for all Americans. In fact, healthcare reform impacts different groups and individuals differently. Learn more

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Helpful Insurance Resources

Healthcare.gov is the official U.S. government site on healthcare reform. It provides information to help you understand the new law, tools to find insurance options, tips on how to stay healthy and a glossary to explain insurance terminology.

GovBenefits helps you to locate both your federal and state benefits.

Medicare.gov is the official U.S. government site for people with Medicare. Through this site you can find out more information about Medicare, what your plan covers, choosing Medicare plans and enrolling in Medicare.

SSA.gov is the official U.S. government site for the Social Security Administration.

Caring Voice Coalition has free programs to help patients with insurance reimbursement, financial assistance, patient support services, public advocacy, and the SSD application and appeals process.

Medicare Interactive Counselor is a dynamic, independent online resource of free information that helps older adults and people with disabilities navigate the complex world of health insurance.

PHA's Statement of Principles on Healthcare Reform outlines PHA's corps beliefs and goals when advocating for changes in healthcare for the PH community.

 

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The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) awarded PHA the Abbey S. Meyers Leadership Award in 2012 for outstanding service to PHA members in advocacy, education and other key areas.