Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Contents: forms, full text, government documents, links, links to full text, multiple databases, patient education, websites
Access Level: Free, Online Visitor, Open Access
Descriptions: This is the U.S. government location that helps you put the Affordable Care Act into practice. Here you can shop the health insurance marketplace, find the plan that best fits your situation, and enroll for coverage. Information provided is available in English and Spanish, with some resources available in Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Creole and Polish. Find plans for individuals and families, and plans for small businesses. Read about your rights and protections. Fill out information that the site will use to guide you toward the benefits you're qualified for. Get your questions answered using the Search box. Open enrollment will begin annually in October. In the first enrollment period that started Oct. 1, 2013, the open enrollment period does not end until March 31, 2014.
Keywords: health insurance, healthcare, healthcare policy, healthcare reform, Spanish translation, U.S. Government
Provider: Institute of Medicine/National Academies
Contents: full text, handbook, patient education
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: A project team from Emory University wrote this discussion paper and created the consumer guide it links to-- a guide to getting insured under the Affordable Care Act -- The New Health Care Law and You. Published online on the Institute of Medicine's website, the guide helps people answer four essential questions about the implementation of "ObamaCare":
This Guide, though written in Summer 2013, is a good starting point, providing an easy way to determine one's current status under the new law, on which to then explore options and decide on a course of action.
- 1. What are my choices for health insurance?
- 2. How do I get it?
- 3. How do I use it?
- 4. How much will it cost me?
Keywords: Affordable Care Act, consumer health, health insurance, healthcare policy, healthcare reform, healthcare system, Medicare/Medicaid, public health