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The real story of the Affordable Care Act

We all have a health care story to tell. Here's mine.

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  • "This is great"

    More Americans write in support for Obamacare

    You can join this fight and make sure your friends and family know how to sign up for the coverage and care they deserve.

  • “It was kind of like online shopping”

    After going almost eight months without coverage, this 26-year old recent law school graduate found a plan that covers what she needs, at a price she can afford.

    Rosetta, a self-described coupon-cutter, does her shopping online, because “Who has time to go to the store?” She took that same approach to health insurance, and found a plan for less than $40 a month.

  • Why I volunteer: The Affordable Care Act

    Insurance companies are no longer allowed to discriminate against patients with pre-existing conditions.

    In 2009, I was surprised and dismayed when my husband and I were denied health insurance. I had heard of people losing health coverage due to cancer and other life threatening conditions, but arthritis in an index finger?

  • Getting the word out: Be covered on the first

    This holiday season OFA volunteers are talking to their communities to make sure their friends and neighbors get covered.

    Folks from Georgia to California took part in a nationwide day of action to talk to their neighbors about signing up for health insurance by the December 23rd deadline. Take a look at how it went—and be on the look out for a holiday surprise from Santa.

  • Stories of Obamacare savings

    Americans praise the benefits they're receiving because of Obamacare in local papers across the country.

    The math is simple: Better coverage, lower costs. And Americans across the country are seeing the savings.

  • "I can go to the doctor again"

    I had been denied by insurance companies more times than I could count.

    I'm a small business owner who has struggled for years with a health insurance plan that was so bare-bones it barely existed. That will all change on January 1st—with a plan that costs less, includes free preventive care, and covers everything I need.

  • For Isaac, Obamacare means opportunity

    Before the Affordable Care Act, Isaac’s medical condition could have limited his health care options.

    Isaac is a typical five-year-old. He has a basket full of action figures, he’s into "Cars" and "Monsters, Inc.," and he loves to dance to “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say)” with his sister and brother. But Isaac is also probably pretty different from most of the kids you know.


  • Fighting the misinformation on Obamacare, one letter at a time

    More Americans are getting out the facts about the Affordable Care Act by writing to their local papers.

    From fighting local fear-mongering to talking about the law's wide-ranging economic and health benefits, papers from coast to coast are getting letters from Americans fighting for the Affordable Care Act.

  • "I really believe in this"

    For a small business owner in New York, Obamacare means better coverage, a bigger network, and serious savings.

    Jarred saw his family’s monthly health insurance premiums increase by double digits for each of the past four years, so he jumped at the chance to sign up for coverage on the new marketplace and he was thrilled to find a more comprehensive plan with a bigger network of doctors for less than he pays now.

  • Why I volunteer

    It's our job to make sure those we love have the facts they need to make smart choices.

    OFA volunteers hail from communities across the country, and each has a unique story and reason why they got involved.

  • Speaking up for Obamacare in local papers

    Americans are writing to show their support for the Affordable Care Act.

    As they see the benefits—like better coverage and lower costs—Americans are speaking out in support of Obamacare in newspapers across the country.

  • Writing in support of Obamacare

    Checked the local letters to the editor section lately? You might see stories like these.

    As more and more Americans gain access to affordable care thanks to Obamacare, they're letting people know.

  • #GetTalking to help people #GetCovered

    OFA volunteers train community members on how to spread the word about Obamacare.

    Organizing for Action held a nationwide training day to prepare community members to discuss health care with their loved ones over the holidays. Volunteer hosts organized educational sessions and shared tools and resources to talk about how the Affordable Care Act is working for millions of Americans.


  • President Obama wants to talk to you

    Jump on a call with the President this Monday.

    The President wants to cut through the noise to talk with you directly about where we're headed in the fight for change. That's why he's getting on the phone with OFA supporters this Monday, November 18th.

  • How President Obama is fighting for affordable health care for everyone

    It's about making health care accessible for every American.

    President Obama has announced new measures that will smooth the transition to the Affordable Care Act by allowing insurance companies to continue their 2013 health care plans through next year to help Americans receiving insurance cancellation notices.