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  • Being covered on February 1st: Volunteers spread the word

    OFA volunteers hit the streets to make sure folks know how to be covered on February 1st.

    Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans can now get a better deal on health insurance. Last weekend, OFA volunteers set out to make sure folks in their community got the facts they needed to #GetCovered.

  • Keep fighting to protect health care reform

    When you are battling a chronic illness, knowing you have insurance gives you peace of mind.

    Before the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance market was a place where consumers had almost no voice—illnesses or accidents could mean financial and personal ruin. I'm proud that our country is moving forward to correct what was so obviously wrong.

  • This is why health care reform matters

    You're going to want to read these stories.

    On January 1st, new coverage and protections kicked in for millions of Americans, giving them the security they deserve. Right now, because of the Affordable Care Act, things are getting a little bit better for a whole lot of people. That's a big deal.

  • Did you see President Obama's note?

    "We're never going back."

    "Fundamental change like this doesn't happen just because people believe it's the right thing to do," said President Obama. "It happens because people like you, and organizations like OFA, fight for it—no matter how hard it gets."

  • The real story of the Affordable Care Act

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

    Accidents happen to everyone. Life throws us curve-balls. We're all just patients with "pre-existing conditions" waiting to happen.

    That was until the the protections put in place by the Affordable Care Act. Now, Americans with pre-existing conditions can no longer be discriminated against or left to fend for themselves.

  • "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.