The Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act gives hard working, middle-class Asian American and Pacific Islander families the security they deserve. Signed into law by President Obama in March 2010, the Affordable Care Act improves health insurance coverage by ensuring that your insurance is there when you need it, expands access to affordable health insurance plans through financial assistance for working families, and increases the quality of care you receive by ensuring you can get the preventive care you need.

These resources provide information about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act; how you can select and enroll in insurance plans, Medicare and Medicaid; how the Affordable Care Act is being implemented; and research on the impact of the Affordable Care Act.

Affordable Care Act Resources for Consumers

Affordable Care Act Resources for Providers

Infographic: The AAPI Community and the Affordable Care Act (PDF – 1.56 MB)

Affordable Care Act Research Materials

 2016 Affordable Care Act Enrollment Week of Action:

January 18-22, 2016

Join the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and community groups for a week of action to help AAPIs across the country #GetCovered through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Get involved in-person and online as we remind the AAPI community to take control of their #AAPIhealth and #GetCovered!  The deadline to #GetCovered is January 31, 2016! Visit, call 1-800-318-2596 for help in 150+ languages, and find help in your community through


Surgeon General and Tina Tchen on Health Equity

Check out the White House blog by Dr. Murthy and Tina Tchen on the importance of health coverage for the AAPI community.  The blog is also available in  Chinese/中文, Korean/한국, Vietnamese/TIẾNG VIỆT, and Hindi हिंदी.

Below are events during the week:

#GetCovered SG

National AAPI Stakeholder Call with Dr. Vivek Murthy, United States Surgeon General, and Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States.

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2015 from 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET
  • U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and Senior Advisor to the President of the United States, Valerie Jarrett, will share a special message for AAPI communities regarding their active engagement and support of the Affordable Care Act. Register HERE.


#AAPIhealth TwitterStorm with George Takei and Angry Asian Man’s Phil Yu

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2015 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
  • Join a #GetCovered conversation focused on #AAPIhealth with @GeorgeTakei, @AngryAsianMan, @WhiteHouseAAPI, @HHSGov, @APIAHF, @AAPCHOtweets, and more! Follow the TwitterStorm using #AAPIhealth.

Webinar: COFA Migrants and the ACA – Health Care Options & Eligibility

HHS benefits of the ACA

Image courtesy of Health and Human Services

  • Thursday, January 21, 2015 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET
  • Join the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for an overview on COFA migrants’ eligibility for Marketplace coverage and available financial assistance. CMS will discuss how COFA migrants can enroll followed by a Q&A session.
  • Register for the webinar HERE. A recording of the event will be emailed to registrants as a follow up so please register even if you are unable to attend on Thursday.
  • In addition, last year’s webinar is available HERE.
  • FAQ from CMS HERE.
  • Summary of Key Points on what it means to be a COFA migrant and how to access healthcare under the Affordable Care Act HERE.


Spotlight on in-person assisters & AANHPI enrollees

Heejin Ko on Affordable Care

Local Enrollment Events: 

Learn more about how ACA has helped AAPIs get the healthcare they need in the new videos below.

About the Importance of the Affordable Care Act:

WHIAAPI Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Christine Harley, discusses the ways ACA has helped AAPIs get healthcare tailored to their AAPI health needs. Read translated text for the video, courtesy of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA):

Vietnamese Tiếng Việt dịch                      Chinese  中文翻译                     Korean   한국어번역

Affordable Care Act in Khmer:

About the Affordable Care Act in Hmong:

About the Affordable Care Act in Burmese:

About the Affordable Care Act in Lao:

A Spotlight on Community Health Centers serving Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders