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HealthCare.gov: Gateway to the Health Insurance Marketplace

The Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. It simplifies your search for health coverage by gathering the options available in your area in one place. With one application you can compare plans side-by-side based on price, benefits, quality, and other features important to you before you make a choice. Questions? Call 1-800-318-2596, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (TTY: 1-855-889-4325) or connect with HealthCare.gov on social media: YouTubeFacebookTwitter and Google+

AARP: Health Care Reform Law Fact Sheets

Get the facts about the Affordable Care Act with educational fact sheets from AARP’s department of Education & Outreach.  Included are printable publications about the basics, the law and specific populations, provisions of the law, the law and Medicare, and information for small businesses. 

Enroll America

Enroll America is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to maximize the number of uninsured Americans who enroll in health coverage made available by the Affordable Care Act. Enroll America is a collaborative organization, working with partners that span the gamut of health coverage stakeholders — health insurers, hospitals, doctors, pharmaceutical companies, employers, consumer groups, faith-based organizations, civic organizations, and philanthropies — to engage many different voices in support of an easy, accessible, and widely available enrollment process. 

ForwardHealth: Wisconsin Benefit Programs

ForwardHealth covers benefit programs in Wisconsin including BadgerCare Plus, Wisconsin Medicaid and prescription drug programs if you need assistance or additional information in these areas.  Wisconsin has declined to accept federal funds through the Affordable Care Act and adjusted the state’s Medicaid program to cover adults earning up to 100 percent of the federal poverty level ($11,490 a year for a single person), but require those living above it to enter private insurance exchanges.  See HealthCare.govfor details.  

HHS.gov: Key Features of the Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website displays key features of the Affordable Care Act, links to fact sheets on various associated topics and a Wisconsin page summary.

Kaiser Family Foundation: Health Reform

This website highlights resources examining Marketplaces and related issues. Kaiser is a nonprofit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. It serves as a nonpartisan source of facts, information, analysis and journalism for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public.   The Kaiser Family Foundation health insurance and savings calculator will give you a rough estimate of how much health insurance may cost in 2014.  

Medicaid.gov: Affordable Care Act

This website is managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Here you will find more information about how the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act are related to Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program).

WebMD.com: Health Care Reform

A video tutorial, quick start guide and “four easy steps” to learning the basics, understanding costs, knowing your state plan and getting ready. »