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Affordable Care Act arrives in Mendocino County
Willits News

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), often referred to as “Obamacare,” has already produced tremendous benefits for people, although the political rhetoric in the media has many people confused.

A recent Kaiser Family Foundation Health Study indicated 42 percent of Americans are unaware the ACA is actually the law, including 12 percent who believe Congress repealed it and 7 percent who think the Supreme Court overturned it. The Healthy Mendocino Community Dashboard indicates that Mendocino County residents are particularly vulnerable: only 54 percent of adults, ages 18-64, have health insurance through their employment or are privately purchased.