Health Care Reform

The latest open enrollment period to sign up for a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act ended on February 15, 2015. Below, you can find out more about NCLR’s advocacy efforts to expand access to coverage and care for Latinos and information about how the law will affect Latinos.


Questions and Answers: Affordable Care Act Teleconference


How You Can Get Covered

Get more tips and facts on our blog.

Why You Should Get Covered

Key Enrollment Resources

Health Insurance Basics: Key Words and Phrases You Need to Know Fundamentos del seguro médico: Palabras y frases clave que necesitas saber Get Ready to
Get Health Coverage!
¡Prepárate para obtener seguro médico!!


Health Care Reform Topics


Health Insurance Marketplace Opens Doors

On November 15, millions of Americans will be able to renew or purchase for the first time health insurance from the new marketplace set up as part of the Affordable Care Act. In 2012, Latinos made up one-third of the total uninsured population in the United States. Conservative estimates note that nearly six million nonelderly Hispanics will gain access to coverage through this marketplace and the expansion of Medicaid in the first years of full implementation of the law.

If you are uninsured, you only have three months to visit the website below or call 1-800-318-25961-800-318-2596. Coverage will begin on January 1, 2015.

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1-800-318-25961-800-318-2596   1-800-318-25961-800-318-2596
Estimate what coverage might cost you with this tool developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation.


Key Elements of Reform

Basics of Health Care Reform webpage:  Just getting started on health reform?   Need to understand the building blocks and how they affect Latinos?  Here you can learn more about health care reform’s status and the fundamentals of the law.

National Calls webpage:  NCLR has dedicated a number of telephonic briefings and webinars to specific areas of the law and how they affect Hispanics.  Here you can review a variety of topics on women’s health, children’s health, immigrants, and more.  You can access recordings and materials for calls and get ideas on how to engage in implementation activities.

Critical Things You Should Know about Health Care Reform (English | Spanish):  See this document that lays out the basics of reform and how it will affect you and your family.  Para responder a algunas de las preguntas más urgentes, el NCLR creó un documento donde se presentan los puntos más significativos de la reforma.  Entérese de cómo la reforma de salud le afectará a usted y a su familia. 


NCLR Comments on Proposed ACA Regulations and Guidance

Essential Health Benefits



Employer-Based Coverage: Employer Responsibility (6-17-11)

Tax Credits: Design of Premium Tax Credits for Exchanges (10-31- 2011)

Basic Health Plans: Formation of BHPs (10-31- 2011)


Resources on the Affordable Care Act and Health Coverage


Webinar Resources on the Affordable Care Act

  • NCLR Action Center
  • The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits
  • The Truth About NCLR
  • NCLR Blog