It's Thanksgiving. We're Thankful for the ACA!



The Affordable Care Act. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Obamacare.

It's easy to remember some of the things the Affordable Care Act has done.

  • 20 MILLION more people in the U.S. have health insurance. 
  • In Michigan, over 600,000 people are enrolled in the Medicaid expansion, the Healthy Michigan Plan which includes medical, dental and vision benefits.
  • Vaccines are FREE.
  • Need help quitting smoking?  Nicotine patches and medications are FREE.
  • You cannot be denied health care because of a pre-existing condition. It doesn't matter if you have asthma, cancer, or depression--you can still get health insurance.
  • Young adults can stay on their parent's health insurance until they are 26
  • Your annual physical (wellness) appointment is FREE
  • For 2017, your out-of-pocket maximum can be no more than $7,150 for an individual plan and $14,300 for a family plan.
  • Women don't get charged extra for health insurance, and pregnancy is a covered benefit.
  • There are no annual or lifetime limits for insurance. 



Have questions?  Know someone who needs health care?  We Help People - Like You! 

Call the WHP at (734) 544-3030

Come see us Monday - Friday between 9am - 4pm.  555 Towner St. Ypsilanti, MI

Want to read more about the impact of the ACA? 

Fact Sheets about improvements in women's health, family health options, young adults health care access and benefits for Latinos. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

Medical geek?  From the New England Journal of Medicine, The Affordable Care Act at 5 Years.  

Data Geeky?  Reform by the Numbers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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