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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

  • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice
    CHICAGO (AP) -- A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine....
  • Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US
    NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote....
  • New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man....
  • 5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before dying. Here are five things to know about Ebola and how it is spread:...
  • Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says
    NEW YORK (AP) -- When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps....
  • 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...
  • UW Hospital and Clinics Named State's Top Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
    Madison, Wisconsin - For the third year in a row, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has been named the best hospital in Wisconsin. The hospital is among the nation's top 50 hospitals in nine medical specialties for the second year in a row...

Health Headlines

Medicare Hospital Fund to Last 4 Years Longer

Posted: 11:39 AM - 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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Study: US Alzheimer's Rate Seems to be Dropping

Posted: 07/15/2014 - New studies show that the rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries even though the total number of cases continues to rise because more people are living to an old age.

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