Resources for Providers and Refugees

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 is a law that increases access to health insurance and adds new protections for those who have insurance. Under current provisions of the law, populations eligible for ACA benefits and protections include refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrant Visa holders, certain Ameriasians, and certain foreign victims of human trafficking.

Video: Refugees and the Affordable Care Act

RHTAC and the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement developed a video to communicate key concepts from the Affordable Care Act to refugees. The video is available in six languages with English captions via YouTube.

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View the videos:

Download this launch guide to learn how to use the video with refugees in your community.

ACA Briefs

As part of an ongoing effort to prepare refugee-serving providers and refugees for full implementation of the ACA in 2014, RHTAC developed two ACA briefs and translated them into three refugee languages.

Expanding Health Insurance Access, Benefits and Protections
Download in English, Arabic, Burmese, or Nepali

Expanding Health Insurance Coverage for Refugee Children, Families and Young Adults
Download in English, Arabic, Burmese, or Nepali

Refugee-serving providers are encouraged to use these translated briefs as tools to explain the ACA to refugees.  Also, please periodically visit this website and the sites listed in the ACA Tools & Resources bar for updated ACA information.