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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    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations....
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Health Headlines

CDC tells Healthy Adults not to Forget Flu Vaccine

Posted: 09/18/2014 - Think the flu's only a big threat to kids and seniors? Influenza hospitalized a surprisingly high number of young and middle-aged adults last winter -- and this time around the government wants more of them vaccinated.

Wisconsin Needs $760M More for Medicaid

Posted: 09/16/2014 - The state Department of Health Services says it needs $760 million more over the next two-year state budget to pay for current services in the Medicaid program.

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.

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