African American Health Alliance (AAHA)




working to help eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care

Because we care

 It's the Law

 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

This legislation was signed into law by President Obama and upheld by the Supreme Court.  The Law is commonly referred to as the ACA and also as Obamacare.   It expands and ensures coverage and access to quality affordable culturally and linguistically appropriate care and treatment, screenings and other preventive services.  The ACA Law also includes provisions to for addressing the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities.  For detail information on this comprehensive health reform law, click here on



The ACA Law and You

In the Health Insurance Marketplace families, individuals and small businesses can find and buy health coverage that fits their budget and meets their needs.  It ends the worst abuses.

  • Health insurance companies selling plans through the Marketplace cannot deny coverage or charge you more due to pre-existing health conditions, cannot put lifetime cap on care; and cannot charge women  more  based on their gender.  
  • Makes coverage/care affordable and more secure 
  • Extends coverage to the uninsured
  • Ensures access to quality, culturally and linguistically appropriate care
  • Includes community health workers and navigators  
  • Strengthens the nation's and the health care system's attention to the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities; has the Director, Office of  Minority Health to report to the Secretary, DHHS; creates agency offices of minority health and a National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • Strengthens Medicare
  • Provides screenings and other preventive services
  • Improves patient safety
  • Empowers customers and patients
  • Provides better options for coverage
  • For more details, click here