Affordable Care Act Information and Resources

Diabetes Educators and the Affordable Care Act

When state and federal Health Insurance Marketplaces opened for enrollment on October 1, 2013, a lot of questions were left unanswered. As changes in health care continue to progress in America, AADE has determined the following resources to be useful for our members:

The Affordable Care Act and Individuals with Diabetes

Affordable Care Act Brochure for Diabetes Educators 
AADE has developed a brochure for diabetes educators and their patients with information on healthcare changes created by the implementation of Health Insurance Marketplaces. This document includes basic information for Health Insurance Marketplaces, a summary of “essential health benefits” and what patients with diabetes can expect to change in their healthcare coverage.

National Conference of State Legislatures

Providing Diabetes Health Coverage: State Laws & Programs
Information on state diabetes mandates and laws, state legislative activities and initiatives, state diabetes coverage terms and conditions, federal health reform, and overview and contact information on federal funding for diabetes programs.


A Look at States and Medicaid Expansion
Some states are not expanding their Medicaid programs in 2014. In these states, some people with limited incomes may have fewer coverage options. To find out if your state is expanding Medicaid, use the “Get state information” menu.

Gallup – Well Being
State of the States: Medicaid Expansion
A detailed look at uninsured adults by state and probability of Medicaid expansion. 

Center for Studying Health System Change
What’s New
The Center for Studying Health System Change has the following information: insurance coverage and costs, access to care, quality and care delivery and healthcare markets. Also available: issue briefs, data bulletins, research briefs, policy analyses, community reports and journal articles.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
For Consumers: Understanding Health Reform
FAQs on the Affordable Care Act, animated video (available in English and Spanish), infographics, insurance subsidy calculator and resources in Spanish.

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