The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in 2010 to drastically reduce the number of Americans who lack access to affordable health insurance. Key provisions are going into effect January 1, 2014: The Health Insurance Marketplace, which will provide consumers with a way to compare insurance plans in their state and apply for subsidies to help cover the cost of insurance, and the Medicaid Expansion. The Insurance Marketplaces opened in every state on October 1, 2013, and states have the option to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income, childless adults.

A Message From HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan on the Affordable Care Act

ACA State and Territory Profiles

States and US Territories have flexibility in how they implement Medicaid/Medicaid Expansion and Health Care Reform. This spreadsheet provides an overview of how each state and territory is implementing health reform.

View ACA State Profiles


ACA Resource Library for Housing Providers

This spreadsheet contains a list of ACA resources including documents that give an overview of the ACA, an introduction to the basics of Medicaid, and a description of health reform specific to housing and homeless services. 

View the ACA Resource Library