Affordable Care Act

As part of the Affordable Health Care Act, U.S. citizens and legal residents will be required to have qualifying health coverage by January 1, 2015. In preparation for this, a health care exchange (a place where consumers can purchase subsidized health insurance coverage) is now available at ( for Spanish-speaking residents).

Open Enrollment closes February 15, 2015. 

The Affordable Care Act includes a number of options in healthcare coverage. There are a wide variety of resources available online that provide information about these options and how to choose what is best for you. The staff at Cuyahoga County Public Library can direct you to those resources, but we are not trained or licensed to provide advice or to assist you in selecting a specific health plan. 

Free help with Affordable Care Act enrollment

Our Library partnered with a regional Enrollment Assistance Program to raise awareness, facilitate access and assist enrollment of qualified individuals. Representatives were at select branches through February 12, 2015. 


Visit to:

  • Apply for coverage
  • Review and select a health insurance plan
  • Enroll in a plan

Whether you have 2014 coverage or are applying for the first time, you can LEARN MORE about the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Find out more about...

  • checking out 2015 plans and estimated prices before you apply
  • seeing an overview of the Marketplace with a 1-page guide.
  • options for 2015 If you have a 2014 plan
  • finding a trained helper in your community

The Marketplace for Individuals and Fa.m.ilies

Watch a YouTube video

Fact Sheets and FAQs

From Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:  Affordable Care Act FAQs