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

  • She lost 140 lbs with hypnosis
    A dream vacation to Hawaii sounded like a nightmare to Julie Evans because it involved wearing a bathing suit. So when she got home, she vowed to change.
  • Retired teacher loses 200 pounds
    "There's another one who will break our equipment," Kathleen Riser overheard one trainer say, pointing at her 350-plus pound frame. Two years later, people now point to Riser as an inspiration.
  • 'Big Ben' loses 145 pounds
    After almost two years of strict dieting and exercise Ben's 140lbs lighter. He's lost 38 inches off of his waist and tossed out his 3XL shirts to make room for his new size, large.
  • Mental health help: Where to turn
    Americans often don't know where to turn when dealing with a loved one with serious mental illness, but experts emphsize there are resources available.
  • Venom may hold cure for cancer
    How nanotechnology and synthesized venom may hold the key to stopping cancer cell growth.
  • Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs
    CHICAGO (AP) -- "Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found....
  • US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse....
  • 3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling
    Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest - and costliest - patients from enrolling....
  • UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes
    GENEVA (AP) -- Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes - banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors - until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday....
  • Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens....
  • UW Health's Ice Bucket Challenge
    Madison, Wisconsin - With the watery assistance of the Madison Fire Department, UW Health's ALS Clinic joined the Muscular Dystrophy Association, some ALS patients at UW Hospital and Clinics, and their families to get drenched for a good cause.&...
  • Why You're More Sedentary Than You Realize
    Madison, Wisconsin – In the 1920s, advertisements for washing machines and even vacuum cleaners often promised to make doing chores so easy, there would be significantly more time for leisure activities. Flash forward more than 90 yea...
  • UW Study Finds No Difference in Concussion Risk for Players with Different Helmets
    Madison, Wisconsin - Manufacturers of protective football equipment claim their latest products are designed to better protect young athletes from concussion risk, but a new study suggests these marketing claims may do a better job at exploiting pare...
  • New Cancer Panel at UW Hospital and Clinics Personalizes Treatment
    Madison, Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has adopted a new technology that has the potential to help physicians tailor and individualize treatment for cancers patients. The hospital's Clinical Molecular Diagnostic Labora...
  • UW Hospital and Clinics Names Interim CEO
    Madison, Wisconsin - The Executive Committee of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Authority Board of Directors has announced that hospital Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ron Sliwinski has agreed to serve as interim p...

Health Headlines

CEO Named for HealthCare.gov

Posted: 08/26/2014 - The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds.

New Call for Regulations on E-cigarettes

Posted: 08/25/2014 - Electronic cigarettes should be subject to the same laws that apply to tobacco products, and the federal government should ban the marketing and sale of e-cigarettes to young people, a new American Heart Association policy statement says.

Obama Offers new Accommodations on Birth Control

Posted: 08/22/2014 - The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs.

Study: Combining Vaccines Boosts Polio Immunity

Posted: 08/21/2014 - Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. But new research suggests trying a one-two punch where the disease is still a threat: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already gotten the drops boosted their immunity.

"Gluten-free" Labels Now Mean What They Say

Posted: 08/08/2014 - Starting this week, "gluten-free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.

EPA Head: Green Bay Waters Could Be Ripe for Algae

Posted: 08/10/2014 - The head of the regional U.S. Environmental Protection Agency office says conditions in the waters of Green Bay could be ripe for the same kind of algae that caused the water in Ohio to be undrinkable for a few days.

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