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.
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    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
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    How nanotechnology and synthesized venom may hold the key to stopping cancer cell growth.
  • Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering ward, he would jump on the phone to coordinate with the Ministry of Health, to deal with personnel issues and tend to hospital business....
  • Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug
    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reopened a slum that had been barricaded for more than a week to try to contain the disease....
  • Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study
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  • Dr. Ann Sheehy Named One of the Top 10 Hospitalists in 2014
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  • UW Health's Ice Bucket Challenge
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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...
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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.

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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