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

  • 50 pounds lost for 50th reunion
    In January, Carol Highsmith, 68, began a journey of threes. She had three milestones of 50 that she planned to reach by following three simple rules:
  • How rabbi lost 100 pounds
    Rabbi Pesach Sommer lost 100 pounds after a doctor told him he had type 2 diabetes.
  • It's time to get your flu shot!
    Flu season is about to begin, the CDC says. And health officials have a few updates to their recommendations.
  • Flu shot myths addressed
    Flu vaccine myths can confuse people trying to decide whether to get a shot. Here are five common myths and, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the truth.
  • Vintage cold and flu ads
  • After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began....
  • 1st Ebola case in W. African nation of Mali
    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadly virus that now has affected six countries in the region and left nearly 5,000 dead....
  • Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case....
  • Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in Liberia
    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, more than half the beds in treatment centers in the capital remain empty, an unintended consequence of the government's order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in Monrovia be cremated....
  • Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear....
  • UW Health Dietitian Saves Runner's Life During 5K Run
    DeForest, Wisconsin - The morning of Saturday, Oct. 4, was a cold, rainy and downright dreary day in southern Wisconsin. It was not the most ideal conditions for the annual Holy Hustle, a 5K run in DeForest that benefited St. Olaf's Catholic Church.&...
  • Gluten Free Fact Versus Fad
    Madison, Wisconsin – Whether it's at the grocery store, a restaurant, or even fast food chains, gluten-free options are popping up all over the place. Some diet trends promote gluten-free as a way to lose weight, while some authors suggest cont...
  • Making Sense of Nutrition Information
    Madison, Wisconsin – It seems like every week the media is filled with new stories about diets or supplements that can help you live longer and healthier (or not). Contradictory Messages Whether it's coffee, red wine, red meat or carb...
  • UW Marching Band to "Band Together to Beat Cancer"
    Madison, Wisconsin - With the tweet of the drum major’s whistle and the drum beat of its run-on cadence, the University of Wisconsin marching band will take to the field at Camp Randall Nov. 15 to march against cancer.    &n...
  • Winterize Your Exercise Routine
    Madison, Wisconsin – While warm days filled with sunshine are not too distant a memory yet, winter is just around the corner. For some the thought of sub-zero temps and icy sidewalks may be enough to disrupt your exercise routine, but a little ...

Health Headlines

Dallas Officials: 120 Still on Ebola Monitoring

Posted: 10/20/2014 - Texas health officials say 120 people are still being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people who got the disease in Dallas.

CDC: Monitoring for all Coming from Ebola Nations

Posted: 10/22/2014 - Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breath of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days.

Stepped up Ebola Screening Starts at 4 US Airports

Posted: 10/16/2014 - Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark, New Jersey, are scheduled to start taking the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries as part of a stepped up Ebola screening program.

Local Healthcare Providers Prepare for Ebola

Updated: 10/09/2014 - Cases of Ebola in the United States have many people concerned about an outbreak in our area. While healthcare providers say there's no reason to be alarmed, they're taking extra precautions preparing themselves just in case.
Video

United Way Issues SNAP Challenge

Updated: 10/09/2014 - What can you get for a dollar? The answer is not much, especially when you're talking about food for your family.
Video

Do-it-yourself Flu Vaccine? Study Shows it Works

Posted: 10/08/2014 - A study suggests that do-it-yourself flu vaccine might be possible. Researchers found that military folks who squirted a nasal vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers.

More Health Headlines

Hospitals and Clinics

WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability