Read More About It @ The Brickell Library: Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act

Designed to provide all Americans with affordable health insurance, October 1, 2013 saw the launch of the Health Insurance Marketplace under the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act also called the Affordable Care Act,  ACA or Obamacare. By choosing to purchase health insurance through the Health Insurance Market Place you may be eligible for government financial assistance.

Click on the links below to learn about the Affordable Care Act.
The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare (The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)
Understanding the Affordable Care Act (Kaiser Permante)
Answering Your Questions About Health Coverage (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid)

What is the Health Insurance Market Place?
“Marketplaces, sometimes called “exchanges”, are state- or federal places where people can buy health care coverage. They include websites, call centers, and physical locations, so you can get coverage online, over the phone, or in person. You can compare and choose health plans offered by private companies, get answers to questions, and find out if they are eligible for financial assistance or special programs”.(Kaiser Permante)

Are you looking for the Health Insurance Marketplace?  Find it at the link below
Welcome to the Market Place (HealthCare.gov US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)

Check to see how much money you will save by choosing to purchase health insurance through the Health Insurance Market Place?
Subsidy Calculator: Premium Assistance for Coverage in Exchanges

Need help enrolling?  Click on the links below
Find local help (HealthCare.gov US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
Chat with someone who can help (HealthCare.gov US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
Get help by phone (HealthCare.gov US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)

Interested in learning more about Health Insurance?
Health Insurance (MedlinePlus)

Learn more about health issues search Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Edward E. Brickell Medical Sciences Library collections and databases by visiting the library’s website at http://www.evms.edu/library/

This blog is about consumer health topics of interest to the general public and a vehicle to promote the Edward E. Brickell Medical Sciences Library and library outreach events.

Ruth Smith, MLIS

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