New Americans Are Benefiting from the ACA

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Open Enrollment for the Health Care Marketplace began on November 1. To date, more than 20 million Americans have obtained health care coverage since the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Latinos and other racial and ethnic minorities have achieved some of the largest gains during this time.

New citizens, those from other countries who have obtained citizenship in the U.S., have also “gained the security provided by having high quality health insurance,” the Administration for Children & Families (ACF) announced.


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According to the ACF, healthy refugees and immigrants are more likely to fully integrate and thrive in their new communities. Having access to quality and affordable health care coverage ensures everyone has the chance to attain financial, educational, and professional success.

Information on the ACA is available online at HealthCare.gov.

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