Website launched to help residents navigate Affordable Care Act

The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati has launched a new website to help Tri-State residents learn about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it affects them.

The website is a part of the Foundation's larger public education effort to inform the community about the changes the law has on their health care coverage.

Several parts of the new law have already begun to take effect, but according to the March 2011 Ohio Health Issues Poll, 2 in 3 Ohio adults surveyed said they don't understand how the changes in the law will affect them personally. These findings mirrored a similar Kentucky survey conducted in December 2010 by The Health Foundation for Greater Cincinnati and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

"Most people want to know how the Affordable Care Act affects them personally, but aren't sure where to turn to get the answers," said Kate Keller, senior program officer of The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. "This new website is an important resource to help Greater Cincinnati residents understand changes in the law already in effect, anticipate the modifications coming and be aware of new benefits for which they may be eligible."

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