American Heart Association

Public health groups: Healthcare legislation needs to be affordable, accessible, adequate


The American Heart Association and 10 other public health groups joined together this week to release their stance on possible changes to the Affordable Care Act.

The Consensus Health Care Reform Principles outlines the groups’ criteria for what needs to be jn any new health care […]

Millions at risk for heart disease, stroke now insured


More than 6 million uninsured Americans at risk for heart disease and stroke gained health insurance in 2014, the first year coverage was available under the Affordable Care Act. Many more with a history of heart disease and stroke also became insured.

The analysis, released Tuesday […]

Affordable Care Act enrollment begins Sunday


The third round of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, widely known as “Obamacare,” opens on Nov. 1.

Window-shopping for consumers began last week when the Obama Administration released premiums. The rates are going up in many parts of the country, but people do have […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Survivor says Affordable Care Act may have saved her life

Life as a college freshman was crisp and new for Aqualyn Laury as she walked across the campus to her first class of the day. Then she felt a pop and her world changed.

Aqualyn, then an 18-year-old student at Spelman College in Atlanta, saw a flash of colors — […]

Understanding the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which became law in 2010,  aims to make health care coverage more available, affordable, and adequate for patients with heart disease and stroke.

The law has been rolled out gradually and some provisions have already taken effect. A new phase of the law […]