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Affordable Care ActAffordable Care Act<i class="fa-solid fa-notes-medical"></i>https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/interest-guides/community/health-insurance-marketplaceLearn about the Affordable Care Act (ACA).<div class="ExternalClass18796708E034421E9A61979585DCF4B6"><p></p><h2>Affordable Care Act (ACA)</h2><p>The comprehensive health care reform law enacted in March 2010 (sometimes known as ACA, PPACA, or “Obamacare").</p><p>The law has 3 primary goals:<br></p><ul><li>Make affordable health insurance available to more people. The law provides consumers with subsidies (“premium tax credits") that lower costs for households with incomes between 100% and 400% of the <a href="https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/federal-poverty-level-FPL">federal poverty level</a> (FPL). Note: If your income is above 400% FPL, you may still qualify for the premium tax credit in 2021.</li><li><a href="https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/medicaid-expansion-and-you/">Expand the Medicaid program</a> to cover all adults with income below 138% of the FPL. (Not all states have expanded their Medicaid programs.)</li><li>Support innovative medical care delivery methods designed to lower the costs of health care generally.​<br></li></ul></div>health-insurance-marketplace
Becoming a U.S. CitizenBecoming a U.S. Citizen<i class="fa-solid fa-flag-usa"></i>https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/interest-guides/community/becoming-citizenExplore online resources to help you practice for the citizenship test and build vocabulary for the interview. Find links to federal government resources to help you prepare and learn more about Bridges to America at Burton Barr Central Library<div class="ExternalClass0715AEB5E6DB4086BBF063680A24168B"><p>Phoenix Public Library offers print and online resources to help you become a U.S. citizen - from understanding the process to practicing for the citizenship test and building your vocabulary for your interview. You'll need a <a href="/services/borrowing/library-cards">free Phoenix Public Library card</a> to access the online resources.<br></p><div><br></div></div>becoming-citizen
Government BenefitsGovernment Benefitshttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/interest-guides/community/government-benefitsFrom health to housing, veterans benefits to Social Security, federal and local governments provide assistance to citizens through a variety of programs. Learn which Government Benefits might be available to you.government-benefits
Identity TheftIdentity Thefthttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/interest-guides/community/identity-theftLearn more about this national problem, what you can do to protect your identity and what steps to take if your identity is stolen.<div class="ExternalClassABD53E20141C4A5DAA0DDF53C711B0D2">​The FBI defines identity theft as the misuse of another individual's personal identifying information for fraudulent purposes. It is almost always committed to facilitate other crimes, such as credit card fraud, mortgage fraud, and check fraud.  According to the Federal Trade Commission, about 8.1 million Americans were reportedly victims of identity fraud in 2010.  Find out how you can prevent identity theft and what to do if you are already a victim with these helpful resources.<br></div>identity-theft
Tax TimeTax Timehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/interest-guides/community/tax-timeFounding Father Benjamin Franklin noted, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Find links to the most common fillable federal forms, printable Arizona forms and other resources to help you be ready for tax day<div class="ExternalClassA1289F3BE17C489B8550FA3F9A03FF5E"><p>The filing deadline for Tax Year 2021 for federal income tax returns for individuals is to Friday, April 15​​, 2022​. The filing deadline for Arizona income tax returns is Monday, April 18, 2022.</p><p>For the latest news, <a href="https://www.irs.gov/" target="_blank">visit the IRS​</a>.<br></p></div>tax-time
The Informed VoterThe Informed Voterhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/interest-guides/community/the-informed-voterArizona is ranked in the bottom 10% of states in voter registration and turnout. With so few people exercising their right to vote, it's no surprise that less than 10% of Arizonans think their elected officials represent their interests and views?the-informed-voter
Water SafetyWater Safetyhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/interest-guides/community/water-safetyAccording to Phoenix Fire, there were a total of 69 drowning incidents in our community in 2012, including 15 fatalities - of which, 3 were children. Learn what you can do to keep your family safe around water<div class="ExternalClass5A9080EECC1C45ACA7C890B6371D5386">​As desert dwellers, we appreciate water - the local pool or one of Arizona's many beautiful lakes.  But water can pose serious danger.  Learn more about keeping safe around water.<br></div>water-safety