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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Dallas Officials: 120 Still on Ebola Monitoring

Posted: 10/20/2014 - Texas health officials say 120 people are still being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people who got the disease in Dallas.

CDC: Monitoring for all Coming from Ebola Nations

Posted: 10/22/2014 - Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breath of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days.

Stepped up Ebola Screening Starts at 4 US Airports

Posted: 10/16/2014 - Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark, New Jersey, are scheduled to start taking the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries as part of a stepped up Ebola screening program.

Local Healthcare Providers Prepare for Ebola

Updated: 10/09/2014 - Cases of Ebola in the United States have many people concerned about an outbreak in our area. While healthcare providers say there's no reason to be alarmed, they're taking extra precautions preparing themselves just in case.
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