Basics

A major goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to put American consumers back in charge of their health care.  The law puts into place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will hold insurance companies more accountable, will lower health care costs, will guarantee more health care choices, and will enhance the quality of health care for all Americans.

The Affordable Care Act also includes the permanent reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA), which extends current law and authorizes new programs and services within the Indian Health Service (IHS).

The ACA ensures new rights and benefits to all American Indians and Alaska Natives.