Affordable Care Act (ACA) Information & Resources
The U.S. Centers for ACA, Medicare & Medicaid Services
- HealthCare.gov, the official consumer site for the Marketplace
- Local Assistance with Affordable Health Care
- Health Insurance Marketplace: Designed for those assisting people with the applications. a new way to find health insurance coverage. With one application, you can see all your options and enroll
- Health Insurance Marketplace: Designed for professionals interested in learning about the Marketplace and helping people apply. The site includes PowerPoint presentations, fact sheets, brochures, talking points and more
- A new 800 number you can call to get your Marketplace questions answered by a customer service representative, available 24/7: 800-318-2596 (TTY: 855-889-4325). On calling, you'll be welcomed to the Health Insurance Marketplace and asked to give your state, as some states have state-sponsored marketplaces
- Get Covered America, a non-partisan, nonprofit, nonpartisan campaign of Enroll America focused on raising public awareness and engaging consumers about the new health insurance available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
- Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, including discussion papers, such as "Let's Ask 4:Questions for Consumers and Providers About Health Insurance."
- "The New Health Care Law and You (PDF)," a 22-page brochure outlining options and sources of more information prepared by members of the Institute of Medicine's Health Literacy Roundtable. (PDF, accessed July 31, 2013)
- Kaiser Family Foundation. Information on health insurance marketplaces, as well as a subsidy calculator. (Accessed September 23, 2013)
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine regional centers offer general health reference materials, as well as dedicated ACA pages, which may have more specific local information:
Health Information Sources
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- MLA: Top Health Websites
- The Mayo Clinic
- Merck Manuals Online
- U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)
- New England Journal of Medicine
- PubMed: Free search of many quality medical databases
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Physician's Desk Reference Drug Information
- U.S. Medicine Information Central
- Texas Office of Insurance Counsel: Information on health insurance companies (includes HMO report cards).
- American Medical Association: Includes health information and "Doctor Finder".
- Texas DocFinder: Texas State Board of Medical Examiners information, including licensing dates, education, specialties and disciplinary history for Texas doctors and other medical professionals.