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

  • UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola
    GENEVA (AP) -- The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could end up costing nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday....
  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic....
  • More children live to age 5, work still to be done
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday....
  • Concerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coverage
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010....
  • A look at US response to Ebola crisis
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A look at some of the initiatives President Barack Obama is announcing to ramp up the U.S. response to West Africa's Ebola crisis:...
  • Dr. Ann Sheehy Named One of the Top 10 Hospitalists in 2014
    Madison, Wisconsin - UW Health hospitalist Dr. Ann Sheehy has been selected as one of the top 10 hospitalists in the nation in 2014 by the American College of Physicians. This is the seventh year the ACP Hospitalist publication’s editorial boar...
  • UW Health's Ice Bucket Challenge
    Madison, Wisconsin - With the watery assistance of the Madison Fire Department, UW Health's ALS Clinic joined the Muscular Dystrophy Association, some ALS patients at UW Hospital and Clinics, and their families to get drenched for a good cause.&...
  • Why You're More Sedentary Than You Realize
    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...
  • UW Study Finds No Difference in Concussion Risk for Players with Different Helmets
    Madison, Wisconsin - Manufacturers of protective football equipment claim their latest products are designed to better protect young athletes from concussion risk, but a new study suggests these marketing claims may do a better job at exploiting pare...
  • New Cancer Panel at UW Hospital and Clinics Personalizes Treatment
    Madison, Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has adopted a new technology that has the potential to help physicians tailor and individualize treatment for cancers patients. The hospital's Clinical Molecular Diagnostic Labora...

Health Headlines

NFL: 3 In 10 Ex-Players Face Alzheimer's, Dementia

Posted: 09/12/2014 - The NFL believes that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and twice as often as the general population.

FDA Approves Weight-loss Drug Contrave

Posted: 09/11/2014 - U.S. regulators are greenlighting a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for anti-obesity treatments.

Thyroid, Kidney Cancers up in Kids but Still Rare

Posted: 09/08/2014 - Federal researchers say childhood kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years. And although the diseases are rare, researchers are wondering if the rising rates could be related to obesity.

Obama Warns Ebola Outbreak Could Worsen

Posted: 09/07/2014 - President Barack Obama says helping contain the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a U.S. national security priority but it's going to be a long and difficult task.

Special Exchange Enrollment Period Announced

Posted: 09/04/2014 - An estimated 38,000 adults who had been receiving Medicaid coverage through Wisconsin's BadgerCare Plus program before being kicked off earlier this year will have more time to sign up under the federal health insurance exchange.

FDA OKs Merck Drug, 1st in New Cancer Drug Class

Posted: 09/04/2014 - U.S. regulators have approved the first drug in a new class of cancer medicines that work by stimulating the immune system, a Merck drug developed for treating deadly skin cancer.

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