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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    Tevante Clark enrolled in a nutrition program to try to lose weight naturally. He figured if that failed, he would get gastric bypass surgery.
  • She lost 140 lbs with hypnosis
    A dream vacation to Hawaii sounded like a nightmare to Julie Evans because it involved wearing a bathing suit. So when she got home, she vowed to change.
  • Retired teacher loses 200 pounds
    "There's another one who will break our equipment," Kathleen Riser overheard one trainer say, pointing at her 350-plus pound frame. Two years later, people now point to Riser as an inspiration.
  • Mental health help: Where to turn
    Americans often don't know where to turn when dealing with a loved one with serious mental illness, but experts emphsize there are resources available.
  • School start times are unhealthy
    If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.
  • Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends....
  • 5 things to know about driving on marijuana
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states - Colorado and Washington - and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal crashes. Five things to know about marijuana and driving:...
  • UK withdrawing warrant for ill boy's parents
    LONDON (AP) -- British prosecutors are dropping the case against a couple who ended up in a Spanish jail after they tried to get treatment abroad for their son's severe brain tumor, authorities said Tuesday....
  • Group says world is losing battle against Ebola
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone" as authorities race to contain the disease....
  • US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found....
  • Dr. Ann Sheehy Named One of the Top 10 Hospitalists in 2014
    Madison, Wisconsin - UW Health hospitalist Dr. Ann Sheehy has been selected as one of the top 10 hospitalists in the nation in 2014 by the American College of Physicians. This is the seventh year the ACP Hospitalist publication’s editorial boar...
  • UW Health's Ice Bucket Challenge
    Madison, Wisconsin - With the watery assistance of the Madison Fire Department, UW Health's ALS Clinic joined the Muscular Dystrophy Association, some ALS patients at UW Hospital and Clinics, and their families to get drenched for a good cause.&...
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    Madison, Wisconsin – In the 1920s, advertisements for washing machines and even vacuum cleaners often promised to make doing chores so easy, there would be significantly more time for leisure activities. Flash forward more than 90 yea...
  • UW Study Finds No Difference in Concussion Risk for Players with Different Helmets
    Madison, Wisconsin - Manufacturers of protective football equipment claim their latest products are designed to better protect young athletes from concussion risk, but a new study suggests these marketing claims may do a better job at exploiting pare...
  • New Cancer Panel at UW Hospital and Clinics Personalizes Treatment
    Madison, Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has adopted a new technology that has the potential to help physicians tailor and individualize treatment for cancers patients. The hospital's Clinical Molecular Diagnostic Labora...

Health Headlines

CEO Named for HealthCare.gov

Posted: 08/26/2014 - The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds.

Bank Loans Used To Collect Unpaid Medical Bills

Posted: 08/31/2014 - A health system with hospitals in Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Wisconsin is working with a bank to offer interest-free loans to patients with unpaid medical bills.

New Call for Regulations on E-cigarettes

Posted: 08/25/2014 - Electronic cigarettes should be subject to the same laws that apply to tobacco products, and the federal government should ban the marketing and sale of e-cigarettes to young people, a new American Heart Association policy statement says.

Obama Offers new Accommodations on Birth Control

Posted: 08/22/2014 - The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs.

Study: Combining Vaccines Boosts Polio Immunity

Posted: 08/21/2014 - Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. But new research suggests trying a one-two punch where the disease is still a threat: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already gotten the drops boosted their immunity.

"Gluten-free" Labels Now Mean What They Say

Posted: 08/08/2014 - Starting this week, "gluten-free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.

EPA Head: Green Bay Waters Could Be Ripe for Algae

Posted: 08/10/2014 - The head of the regional U.S. Environmental Protection Agency office says conditions in the waters of Green Bay could be ripe for the same kind of algae that caused the water in Ohio to be undrinkable for a few days.

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