Health Care Policy

With all the changes happening in health care policy after the Affordable Care Act, it can be difficult to figure out what you need to know about your health care. These resources provide reliable news on policy and insurance facts, definitions for complicated medical jargon, and easy-to-understand information about how health care policy issues affect you.

Tutorials & Videos

This 5 minute movie explains how the Affordable Care Act works in simple terms.

This video covers the basic changes in the way Americans can get health coverage and what it costs, now that major parts of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” have gone into effect.

North Carolina Resources

The NC Department of Insurance wants to help North Carolinians better understand their options and rights related to health insurance.  If you need help finding health insurance or if you want to find out more about what the new health care law means to you, contact Health Insurance Smart NC.


Resources selected by Emily Vardell, Emporia State University,
Last reviewed February 9, 2019

Last updated June 14, 2019 at 2:38 pm