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

  • Nigeria declared Ebola-free; `spectacular success'
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff....
  • CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients....
  • WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January
    GENEVA (AP) -- The hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data soon about whether two experimental vaccines are safe and could lead to larger medical trials in West Africa by January, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday....
  • Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies....
  • New Ebola gear guidelines: head-to-toe coverage
    Health care workers should be completely covered (AP) -- no skin exposed - while caring for Ebola patients, according to revised guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The government agency tightened its guidance after two Dallas nurses became infected with the virus while caring for an Ebola patient....

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.

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.
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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.
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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.

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