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Health Care Definitions

What do some of the terms found in the Affordable Care Act mean?

Here is a growing list of health care terms and their definitions. If you have questions about a term that's not defined, or the definition seems unclear or incomplete, please contact us and we will do our best to add it to this list or get back to you.


Accountable Care Organizations
Advance care planning
Capitation
Catastrophic plans
CLASS Act
Co-pay
Coinsurance
Community Rating
Deductible
Dual Eligibles
Essential Health Benefits Packages
Exchanges
Fee-for-service
Flexible Spending Account
Grandfathered Plan
Guaranteed Issue
Health Exchange Subsidy
Health Maintenance Organization
Preventive Care
Qualified Health Plan
Self-Insured Plans

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