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. 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).  A Special Enrollment Period extends applications March 15-April 30, 2015.

In Person Assisters can help you answer tax questions relating to Affordable Care and to help you complete the online application for the Special Enrollment Period.

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.  

Get free help with Affordable Care Act enrollment

Our Library is partnering with a regional Enrollment Assistance Program to raise awareness, facilitate access, and assist enrollment of qualified individuals. Representatives will be at the branches below now through April 2015. You may drop in any time during these free sessions.

Assisters Open House available Mondays–Fridays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. through April 30th at the following branches:


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