Introducing the ACA

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) can receive culturally specific benefits. The following resources help guide AI/ANs and enrollment professionals through the ACA and the ACA’s tribal considerations.

Brochures and Fact Sheets    PSAs, Ads, and Radio Spots    Videos

Brochures and Fact Sheets

The following brochures, flyers, and fact sheets explain what is covered under the ACA; how it can benefit AI/AN urban and rural communities; and why it is important for men, women, and children to have health coverage.

PSAs, Ads, and Radio Spots

The following public service announcements (PSAs) and radio spots provide more information on the ACA and how it benefits tribal communities. PSAs and radio spots are available in English and 5 Native languages.

Fall back and plan ahead (October 2018)
English   Lakota   Navajo 
Ojibwe   Yupik   Zuni
English   Lakota   Navajo 
Ojibwe   Yupik   Zuni
Jumpstart the new year with health insurance (January 2018)
Health is a gift (December 2017)
We aren't invincible (November 2017)
Filing your 2016 Indian health insurance tax exemption (March 2017)


Watch videos featuring Native athletes, mothers, storytellers, and other tribal community members talk about why health coverage matters to them and why it is important for tribal communities.

Health Matters

A Native comic, actor, track and field star, bull rider, jingle dress dancer, storyteller, and singer-songwriter describe why health coverage is important to them when it comes to family, injury, women’s health, diabetes care, and prescription coverage. (6:20)

Health Matters to Fathers

Menominee/Seminole stand-up comic Mitch Factor talks about how coverage for his whole family gives him peace of mind when he is on the road, because hospital stays, prescriptions, and specialists are covered. (2:17)

Health Matters to Actress Kim Guerrero

Health care matters to Colville/Salish-Kootenai/Cherokee actress Kim Guerrero. She discusses being an advocate for Native health and how Marketplace coverage can save American Indians and Alaska Natives from out-of-pocket costs. (2:05)

A New Path to Health Care: Health Insurance Options for AI/ANs – Health insurance matters for tribal communities

Developed for tribal communities and tribal clinic waiting rooms, this video provides an overview of the Affordable Care Act, AI/AN-specific provisions; what the ACA means for tribal communities; and what AI/AN community members can continue to receive services from their local IHS, tribal, or urban Indian clinics. (7:38)

Visit the CMS tribal resource ordering page to order resources for your community directly from the CMS warehouse. The resource list is updated monthly as more products are added. Please allow 2 weeks for your order to be completed.

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10/10/2018 04:44 AM