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Affordable Care Act Websites

Health Insurance Marketplace Information
Medicare, Medicaid Information from the Kaiser Family Foundation
Affordable Care Act Regulation Fact Sheet from the U.S. Department of the Treasury
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Key Features of the Affordable Care Act by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
The official U.S. Government site for Medicare
Information on Medicaid
The Virginia Department of Health

Affordable Care Act Resources

In March 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. What's this you ask? Check out the resources listed below to learn more about what this means for you and your family.

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  • UW Hospital Among Becker Hospital Review's "100 Great Hospitals in America"
    Madison, Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America," says Becker's Hospital Review in the 2014 edition of this annual ranking. Becker's considered more than 600 hospitals in creating t...
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