The Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148, 111th Congress) was passed into law in March 2010. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ148/pdf/PLAW-111publ148.pdf

This law made it a requirement for all Americans to have healthcare.

Student Statement: Cisco College is encouraging me to be enrolled in and provide proof of a primary medical insurance plan for me to be fully protected while participating in any Intercollegiate Activity/ or Performing Arts at Cisco College. It would be my responsibility to maintain this coverage/insurance throughout my status as a participant in a program. Cisco College encourages all students to be enrolled into a primary healthcare plan for their own protection. If I currently do not have primary insurance, Cisco College recommends participating in one of the following options:

1.)   http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare : Affordable Care Act; Healthcare.gov. NOTE: This option will not be available until the Spring semester, open enrollment is closed until November 2014.

2.)    https://collegeathletes.alliednational.com?SchoolID=69

3.)  http://www.bcbsil.com/coverage/individual