Here are some resources from the IOM Health Literacy Roundtable to help the public with understanding the new Affordable Care Act (ACA). Ruth
IOM discussion paper on health insurance: http://iom.edu/Global/Perspectives/2013/LetsAsk4.aspx
Includes a video and links to other materials.
You are probably aware of a couple of recent IOM publications related to consumers and the ACA:
Patel, K.K., West, M.L., Hernandez, L.M., Wu, V.Y., Wong, W.F., Parker, R.M. 2013a. Helping Consumers Understanding and Use Health Insurance in 2014. Discussion Paper. Institute of Medicine: Washington, D.C. http://iom.edu/Global/Perspectives/2013/HelpingConsumersUnderstandandUseHealthInsurance.aspx.
Patel, K, Parker, R., Villarruel, A. and Wong, W. 2013b. Amplifying the Voice of the Underserved in the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Discussion Paper. Institute of Medicine: Washington, D.C. http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Perspectives-Files/2013/Discussion-Papers/BPH-AmplifyingtheVoice.pdf
Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
From the GMR: Resource about ACA for public libraries