This section addresses changes to public programs such as Medicaid and Indian Health Services. Under the health reform law, states are given the option to expand Medicaid eligibility and the range of covered services to a larger population. It also simplifies enrollment for The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This section also provides detail about medical care homes, a team-based approach in which primary care providers, families and patients work in partnership to treat chronic health conditions such as diabetes or obesity.
As of January 1, 2014, almost everyone is required to have health insurance. You can learn about and shop for health insurance plans using the Health Insurance Exchange website, which went live in October 2013.