Affordable Care Act Information

(Revised 5/16)

The information contained in this site provides a summary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also referred to as Health Care Reform. The ACA was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President on March 23, 2010, and upheld by the Supreme Court on June 28, 2012.

This mini-site was created to provide you with MSU's activities in our effort to comply with ACA and also to provide you access to resources where more information can be found, such as the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation website.

The video "Health Insurance Explained – The YouToons Have It Covered",1 produced by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, is a light-hearted treatment of a difficult and important topic, breaking down insurance concepts, such as premiums, deductibles and provider networks. It explains how individuals pay for coverage and obtain medical care and prescription drugs when enrolled in various types of health insurance, including HMOs and PPOs. The full-screen mode video link is available here.

This site will be helpful in communicating latest activities to those who visit and have an interest in learning more. Our plan is to post updated information as it becomes available.


If you have questions about the Act or information offered on this page, please email

For questions related to the Health Fee and preferred account numbers for the ACA charges, please email

1. "Health Insurance Explained – The YouToons Have It Covered”, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2014
This information was reprinted with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. The Kaiser Family Foundation, a leader in health policy analysis, health journalism and communication, is dedicated to filling the need for trusted, independent information on the major health issues facing our nation and its people. The Foundation is a non-profit private operating foundation, based in Menlo Park, California.
Revision history:
5/24/2016 - Deleted text regarding provisions of the law still being worked out.