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 went into effect January 1, 2014: The Health Insurance Marketplace, which provides consumers with a way to compare insurance plans in their state and apply for subsidies to help cover the cost of insurance, and 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.

HUD, USICH and HHS on Housing and Healthcare: Opportunities to Partner Video

This summary video features HUD’s Jennifer Ho and Ann Oliva introducing HUD's H2 initiative and the lengthier companion federal partners panel discussion.

Housing & Health (H2) Initiative

In order to better meet the needs of people who are homeless and those who are low income and living with HIV/AIDS, HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs and the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, in collaboration with the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are sponsoring technical assistance (TA) to support states and communities in undertaking the systems changes needed to enhance integration and collaboration between the housing and healthcare systems. The goal is to maximize care coverage for the target populations and increase access to comprehensive healthcare and supportive services that can be coordinated with housing. For more information, view the TA announcement. Note: Applications are no longer being accepted for this TA.

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ACA State & Territory Profiles

These State and Territory Profiles provide a quick guide to key healthcare resources for grantees and subrecipients of the Continuum of Care (CoC), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) programs.

View ACA State and Territory Profiles



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