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The Affordable Care Act Resource Kit has been developed to guide activities that will improve opportunities for health care access and coverage as part of efforts by the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA). The main audience for this Kit is NPA partners, Regional Health Equity Councils, and other affiliate organizations interested in conducting ACA outreach and facilitating enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces. The Kit provides basic information and a directory of links to resources that may be referenced or distributed during conferences, trainings, project planning and community events. ACA Resource Kit [PDF - 3MB]
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"The Action Plan represents the first federal strategic disparities plan and the most comprehensive federal commitment in this area to date."
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Limited English Proficiency among the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Population: A Consideration for Care
By Lisa Wrench

There is a large and frequently overlooked population experiencing barriers to good health. Consider the following scenarios:

*A white man approximately 55 years of age is visiting a doctor in a spine clinic. He is in chronic pain and is unable to speak to a doctor to find out what his options are. Prior to fully understanding what his treatment options are, he will most likely undergo spinal surgery. The clinic asks him to sign waivers regarding treatment in a foreign language. 

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