Learn More about the Legislation

You can now find more comprehensive information on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at the recently re-launched http://www.healthcare.gov/

The term "Obamacare" was used as a pejorative to describe the law, but President Obama now uses the term.

For a timeline detailing when specific provisions of the health reform legislation are scheduled to take effect, please click here


State Health Insurance Exchanges

Here is a map that indicates what your state is doing about the ACA, courtesy of The Commonwealth Fund.


The NMA promotes the collective interests of physicians and patients of African descent. We carry out this mission by serving as the collective voice of physicians of African descent and a leading force for parity in medicine, elimination of health disparities and promotion of optimal health.