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

  • 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....
  • $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million....
  • 5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics....
  • Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973....
  • House approves VA health care overhaul
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years....
  • 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...
  • Fitness Plateaus and How They Can Help
    Madison, Wisconsin – At some point, most people who have started an exercise program feel like they've "hit a plateau" – they're exercising just as hard, or being just as careful about what they eat, but feel like they're not seeing any p...

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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