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General Affordable Care Act Information

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  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Article
    • Over 25 Million Uninsured Eligible for Assistance in 2014 Under ACA
      • Seven in 10 uninsured people who live in a state that is expanding Medicaid are eligible for health insurance assistance, compared to fewer than four in 10 uninsured people who live in states that are not, according to a new state-by-state analysis released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  • Texas Health Institute
  • The Commonwealth Fund: Health Insurance Marketplace Interactive Navigator
    • Try out our new, fun interactive tool to learn how the Affordable Care Act’s state health insurance marketplaces work. The marketplaces, also known as exchanges, open for enrollment on Oct. 1 and will enable individuals, families, and small businesses to buy affordable coverage.
  • Kaiser Family Foundation
    • The Kaiser Family Foundation has updated its health reform subsidy calculator to provide ZIP code-specific estimates of the insurance premiums and tax subsidies available for people who buy coverage for 2014 through the new state health insurance marketplaces.
    • Kaiser Survey Finds that Many Undocumented Immigrants Wrongly Believe They Will Receive Coverage Under ACA
      • As part of a panel survey from Kaiser Family Foundation, it was found that many of California's uninsured undocumented immigrants, 63 percent of whom have a favorable view of the ACA, have misplaced expectations of the help they will get from the law. The survey will follow the same 2,000 randomly selected uninsured Californians over the next two years.
    • The Youtoons Get Ready for Obamacare video
      • 2014 is coming–are you ready for Obamacare? Join the YouToons as they walk through the basic changes in the way Americans will get health coverage and what it will cost starting in 2014, when major parts of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” go into effect.
  • Kaiser News Network
    • FAQ: Obamacare and Coverage for Immigrants
      • The  U.S. is home to more than 21 million immigrants who are not citizens, and for many of them, health coverage is a concern. That is partly because so many of them--both those who came here legally and those who do not have permission to live in the U.S.--work in low wage jobs that don’t include health coverage.
  • National Black Nurses Association and National Association of Hispanic Nurses Video
    • Figuring out what the Affordable Care Act means for you and your family can be intimidating, to say the least. If only someone would sit down and explain this to you in person. Actually, that's exactly what volunteers from the Hispanic and Black Nurse Association of Arizona are doing. They're visiting small businesses in their region and talking with owners, employees and customers to counsel them on what the different options mean, and the importance of signing up. These nurses are increasingly taking on leadership roles to promote wellness in their community. 
  • AARP
    • Send an e-card today to remind your kids to check out the Insurance Marketplace
      • Starting Oct. 1, your big kid(s) will have new health insurance options. Remind them to check out their choices. And they’ll make Mom, Dad, even Grammy oh so proud!
  • Hospital and Health Networks
    • The ACA and Health Disparities
      • H&HN recentlyinterviewed Dennis Andrulis, Senior Research Scientist at the Texas Health Institute, a nonprofit policy research organization, and Associate Professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health. In the video Dr. Andrulis examines the implications demographics will have on hospitals and health systems. He also discusses ways in which the ACA addresses health care disparities.