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

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  • New type of clinic eyed to help stop Ebola
    LONDON (AP) -- Britain and Sierra Leone are appealing for more help to slow the biggest ever Ebola outbreak - and are proposing a new type of clinic to do that....
  • 2 white Ohio women sue over sperm from black donor
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Health Headlines

Child in Door Co. Tests Positive for Enterovirus D68

Updated: 09/26/2014 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed one positive case of Enterovirus D68 in the state. They said in a press release Thursday, a child from Door County tested positive for the virus.

Anti-addiction Groups Call for new FDA Chief

Posted: 09/24/2014 - Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

DEA Holding Its Final Drug Take-Back Day

Posted: 09/27/2014 - The Drug Enforcement Administration is ending its "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day" program after what it says has been a "very, very successful" run.

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