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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Balancing Act - Over Scheduled Kids

Updated: 11:44 AM - With so many options out there for kids, it's not surprising that the question of "How much is too much" keeps popping up in the minds of parents. Are you kids over scheduled? A psychologist says if they are, there can be obvious signs of stress.
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FDA Strengthens Warning on Female Device Linked to Cancer

Posted: 11/24/2014 - U.S. regulators have strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients.

Community Works to Curb Teen Suicide Rate

Updated: 11/25/2014 - Every day 80 to 90 people wake-up to find their loved one gone to suicide. Unfortunately, Wisconsin continues to have one of the highest youth suicide rates in the country and it's happening right here in Central Wisconsin.
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Cards of Joy Cheer Up Kids With Diabetes

Updated: 11/21/2014 - November is World Diabetes Awareness Month. More than half-a-million people in Wisconsin are living with the disease, including 4,500 kids. The diagnosis can be especially hard for them because they don't understand the disease. But one young Antigo girl is working hard to make the diagnosis a less scary one one card at a time.
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Time to Put Down that Cigarette

Updated: 11/20/2014 - If you are one of the 42 million Americans who smoke cigarettes, Thursday is the day to kick the habit. The American Cancer Society is holding it's annual Great American Smokeout.
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Raw Milk Blamed In Outbreak That Sickened 38

Updated: 11/16/2014 - Wisconsin health officials say 38 people associated with the Durand High School football team became sick in an outbreak caused by raw milk served at a potluck dinner.
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FTC Sues Gerber Over Claims on Infant Formula

Posted: 10/30/2014 - Federal regulators are suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.

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