THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT OF 2013
Affordable Care Act
In March 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law. The law makes preventive care—including family planning and related services—more accessible and affordable for many Americans. While some provisions of the law have already taken effect, many more provisions will be implemented in the coming years.
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Tips for ACA Enrollment
- Up-to-date information about enrollment and implementation can be found at http://www.healthcare.gov/
- See how coverage varies from state to state
- Sign up for text and email updates about your state’s ACA implementation
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The Family Planning National Training Centers provide ACA-related training on electronic health records, billing and coding, contracting, policy changes and more, geared to Title X family planning providers.
Health Resources and Services Administration: Check out upcoming and past webinars on Health Information Technology for safety net providers, quality improvement and reporting, meaningful use, workforce and safety net providers, and related issues.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers links to webinars and other educational events related to Health Information Technology.
Accessed from http://www.hhs.gov/opa/affordable-care-act/index.html November 9, 2015.
Regulations and guidance posted by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare on ACA-related topics such as HIPAA Administrative Simplification and other issues for providers.
The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare is responsible for implementing the ACA and provides extensive information and links to specific ACA information and fact sheets.
BOOKS IN THE HMCPL CATALOG
Following are books on understanding Obamacare, health care reform and the Affordable Care Act, available at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library:
'You won't have to worry about going broke if you get sick.
We will start to bring the costs of health care under control.
And we will do all this while reducing the federal deficit.
That is the promise of the Affordable Care Act. But from the moment President Obama signed the bill into law in 2010, a steady and mounting avalanche of misinformation about the ACA has left a growing majority of Americans confused...from how to tame the twin threats of rising costs and the increasing number of uninsured to why an insurance mandate is good for your health, health care reform dispels false fears by arming you with facts.'
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania who also served as a special adviser to the White House on health care reform, has written a brilliant diagnostic explanation of why health care in America has become such a divisive social issue, how money and medicine have their own—quite distinct—American story, and why reform has bedeviled presidents of the left and right for more than one hundred years.
Emanuel also explains exactly how the ACA reforms are reshaping the health care system now. He forecasts the future, identifying six mega trends in health that will determine the market for health care to 2020 and beyond. His predictions are bold, provocative, and uniquely well-informed. Health care—one of America’s largest employment sectors, with an economy the size of the GDP of France—has never had a more comprehensive or authoritative interpreter.'
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With the expert advice in Healthcare Made Easy, you will learn how to get the most out of your healthcare plan without having to sacrifice your needs or empty your pockets.