Affordable Care Act

On March 23, 2010 the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) was signed into law.  ACA aims to expand health care coverage of the uninsured, make health care more affordable, and strengthen consumer protections for the insured. CLSMF advocates can assist you in understanding your rights under ACA. For more information, please contact us.

To learn more about ACA, please refer to the following:

If you wish to speak with knowledgeable navigator about enrolling in the Marketplace, please contact Covering Central Florida:

To stay updated on the potential changes to the ACA and issues concerning healthcare reform in the US, please refer to the following:

For more information on Florida Kid Care, including a link to apply:

CLSMF Information and Forms

Background on the Coverage Gap

Bridge the Health Care Coverage Gap for Low-Income Floridians

Are You Low Income and Uninsured? Know Your Rights

Do you need an exemption for the health insurance mandate? Complete this form!

Request Assistance Avoiding Tax Penalty for Lack of Medical Coverage – Complete this form

Special Enrollment Periods



More Resources and Information

Am I eligible for coverage in the Marketplace?

Most people will be eligible for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. To be eligible for health coverage through the Marketplace, you: 1) must live in the United States; 2) must be a U.S. citizen or national (or be lawfully present); 3) can’t be currently incarcerated…. Read More


How does the health care law protect me?

Whether you need health coverage or have it already, the health care law offers new rights and protections that make coverage fairer and easier to understand. Some rights and protections apply to plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace or other individual insurance, some apply to job-based plans, and some apply to all health coverage. These rights and protections provide even more choice and control over your health coverage when key parts of the law take effect in 2014. Use this guide to learn about your rights and protections today and in 2014…Read More

Fact Sheet: What You Should Know about VA Health Care & the Affordable Care Act

If you are enrolled in VA health care, you don’t need to take additional steps to meet the health care law coverage standards. The health care law does not change VA health benefits or Veterans’ out-of-pocket costs. If you are not enrolled in VA health care, you can apply at any time…Read More


VA, Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) and You

The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, was created to expand access to coverage, control health care costs and improve health care quality and care coordination. The health care law does not change VA health benefits or Veterans’ out-of-pocket costs… Read More