The Affordable Care Act and the IAFF
For generations, the IAFF and its affiliates have
fought for top-quality health insurance for members and their families as
one way to protect them while performing their job. In many cases, securing
decent health coverage has come at the expense of sacrificing wages and
Over the past few years, a great debate has been waged about how to fix the
health care problems in the United States. Throughout that debate, the
Affordable Care Act (ACA) - or Obamacare - was developed and passed along
party lines in Congress and signed into law by President Obama in 2010.
The ACA is intended to expand access to health insurance, protect patients
against arbitrary actions by insurance companies and reduce costs. As such,
it has implications - good and bad - for IAFF members.
This online resource is designed to help affiliates and members better
understand the provisions of the new law and how they affect IAFF members.
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