Online Resources: Health
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Created by the federal government, the Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. Under the new health care law that takes effect 10/1/13, those without health insurance (or interested in different insurance) can use this site to explore their options and register for coverage.
In March 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law. This page collects resources selected by staff at the Wisconsin Valley Library Service for the consideration of patrons and library staff who want to learn more about this law, its effects and how to participate.
The CDC provides credible information about diseases and health issues, including disease definitions and symptoms, public safety and travel bulletins, educational materials, and more.
Use "The Wisconsin Enrollment Directory" on this page to find sources of Affordable Care Act assistance in your area, complete with contact information, assistance criteria, and more.
View the complete 2010 Affordable Care Act, section by section, on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website. Summaries of the law's most notable changes and the 2012 Supreme Court ruling on the ACA are also available.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
View authoritative, FDA-approved summaries and prescribing information for prescription and over-the-counter drugs (under "Drug Information"), plus up-to-date drug-related alerts and recalls (under "Drug Communications"). These features of the site are free, no login required.
Providing credible health information, a supportive community, and educational services by blending award-winning expertise in content, community services, expert commentary, and medical review.
Affordable Care Act-related FAQs, forms and updates for consumers, businesses and insurance providers in Wisconsin.