Confused about health care reform, or what people call the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare? Don't worry, you are not alone! It's a big topic with a lot of information (and misinformation) that's available to people. One of the key tenets of the Network is to provide information that is clear, understandable and can help you be a better advocate for children's mental health. This section of the website is designed to give family members, youth, professionals and children's mental health advocates a place to go where they can get the inside scoop about health care reform and its implications for children and families involved in receiving mental health services and supports.

This webpage will become your go-to place to get up to date, relevant, and accessible information on the Affordable Care Act. We are continually updating this section with relevant information so if you see something missing, have something to share, or there's an issue you'd like to learn more about, let us know! Below you'll find information about health care reform in general, what implementation means for youth and families, and how to help support the implementation of the provisions in the Affordable Care Act in your state or community. If you would like to take action to support the implementation of health care reform visit our Health Care Reform Advocacy page.

Health Care Reform 101: This is the place to start in order to understand the basics of the Affordable Care Act.

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