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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    Darek Fidyka, a Bulgarian man paralyzed years ago from a knife attack, is walking again. Doctors used cells responsible for his sense of smell to repair the man's spinal cord. Vinita Nair reports on the breakthrough that doctors say is the first of its kind.
  • Trick-or-treat: Concern over children getting pot-infused candy
    Colorado and Washington state will soon celebrate Halloween for the first time since marijuana became widely available in stores. Police are warning parents to check their kids' bags for pot-laced candy. Barry Petersen reports.
  • Doctors say NBC cameraman is Ebola-free
    Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman working for NBC in Liberia, is free of Ebola. Also, infected nurse Nina Pham's condition is improving. Charlie Rose reports.
  • Newark passenger being monitored for Ebola
    A passenger who arrived at Newark Liberty Airport Tuesday night is undergoing Ebola testing at an area hospital. This comes as the U.S. government is mandating all passengers from countries affected by Ebola will start flying exclusively to five airports performing Ebola screening. Charlie Rose reports.
  • What to know about Ron Klain's job as Ebola czar
    Major Garrett on what Klain will and won't be doing as Ebola response coordinator
  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January
    GENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization is pressing the search for an Ebola vaccine and hopes to begin testing two experimental versions as early as January on more than 20,000 front-line health care workers and others in West Africa's hot zone - a bigger rollout than envisioned just a few months ago....
  • Ebola airport checks expand; nurses get training
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government is closing a gap in Ebola screening at airports while states from New York to Texas to California work to get hospitals and nurses ready in case another patient turns up somewhere in the U.S. with the deadly disease....
  • Red Cross official: 6 months to contain Ebola
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  • Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive
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    CHICAGO (AP) -- Dietary supplements containing potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients may still be for sale even years after safety recalls, a study found....

Health Headlines

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.

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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United Way Issues SNAP Challenge

Updated: 10/09/2014 - What can you get for a dollar? The answer is not much, especially when you're talking about food for your family.
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Do-it-yourself Flu Vaccine? Study Shows it Works

Posted: 10/08/2014 - A study suggests that do-it-yourself flu vaccine might be possible. Researchers found that military folks who squirted a nasal vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers.

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