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.

National Headlines

  • Medicare drug premiums to rise for 2nd year
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare says premiums for prescription drug plans will rise in 2015 for the second year in a row....
  • US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries
    NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola....
  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday....
  • W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease....
  • Ebola outbreak to cast shadow over Obama summit
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Leaders from nations gripped by an Ebola outbreak are pulling out of President Barack Obama's gathering of African leaders in Washington next week, though the White House says the health crisis won't impact the three-day summit....
  • UW Hospital Expands Options for Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
    Madison, Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has expanded its range of minimally invasive surgical options with the acquisition of the new da Vinci Xi, the latest generation of robot–assisted surgical systems on the market....
  • UW Health Offers Free Physicals for Uninsured High School Athletes
    Madison, Wisconsin - Each year, almost 100,000 students participate in high school athletics in Wisconsin. Of those living in Dane County, it’s estimated that two to five percent lack health insurance to pay for the one thing the Wisconsin Inte...
  • Physicians Plus, UW Health Announce New, Multi-Year Provider Contract
    Madison, Wisconsin - Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation and UW Health are pleased to announce a new, four-year partnership. The new contract, effective January 1, 2015, guarantees that all UW Health providers and facilities, including UW Hospital ...
  • Two UW Health Employees Save a Woman's Life During a Camping Trip
    Right Place, Right Time, Right Skills The light was fading the evening of Friday, July 11, as Deb Brausen and Tracy Weber were settling in to enjoy their camping trip at Silver Springs in Rio.  But at 8:30pm, they heard cries for help ...
  • How a Bucket List Can Help You
    "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C. S. Lewis Madison, Wisconsin – The term "bucket list" was made popular by a 2007 movie featuring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. The film is about two men with can...

Health Headlines

Medicare Hospital Fund to Last 4 Years Longer

Posted: 07/28/2014 - The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 -- four years later than last year's estimate.

Local Family Shares Story of Elder Abuse

Updated: 07/24/2014 - In Marathon, Lincoln and Langlade counties alone more than 45 to 50 cases of elder abuse and neglect are reported every month. In a story that first aired Wednesday on NewsChannel 7 at 10, we told you what local law enforcement is doing to crack down on elder abuse. Since then, many viewers have come forward to share their personal stories.
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Government Drafting Birth Control Accommodation

Posted: 07/23/2014 - The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious nonprofits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs.

CrossFitters For A Cause

Updated: 07/22/2014 - Local athletes are working to flex their physical and charitable muscles.
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