Healthcare Reform: The Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) puts the consumer in charge of their healthcare. The overarching goal of the ACA is to move our health system from treating disease to preventing it. It is the most comprehensive national health reform legislation enacted in decades. More information about the ACA can be found at

Does This Mean I Need Healthcare Insurance?

Most people are required to have health insurance. If you are unsure, more information about health insurance requirements can be found at

I Have Health Insurance Questions

Our state health agencies have different roles regarding healthcare insurance.

What Is Department of Health's Role In Healthcare Reform?

The Department of Health plays important roles in disease prevention, and in providing the data and information necessary for public health and healthcare professionals to succeed in this changing environment.

Our agency works with other agency programs and partners statewide on important healthcare reform activities including integrating physical and behavioral health, moving our health system toward value-based payment, and advancing whole person care.

For more information, visit our Public Health Transformation page.