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ACA Resources: National and Washington State
Washington Health Benefit Exchange
This is the main site for Washington's exchange. There is a lot of information here, including:
This is the site patrons will use to find, compare, and enroll in health insurance starting October 1.
Excellent resources and webinars here specifically aimed at libraries. You can also sign up for their email list to get updates, check out archived and upcoming webinars, and view the More Info FAQ which is regularly updated with new information.
U.S. Small Business Administration: Health Care
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act or ACA) enacted comprehensive health insurance reforms designed to ensure Americans have access to quality, affordable health insurance. Learn what the law means for small businesses.
The Washington State Health Care Authority oversees the state’s two top health care purchasers — Medicaid and the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program, as well as other programs. Be sure to check out their:
CHOICE Regional Health Network
The lead for organizing the network of in-person assisters in the area and will be creating easy-to-use tools to find your local IPA, provide feedback on the program, and get connected to free or low-cost insurance. Also see:
Healthcare.gov: How can I get ready to enroll in the Marketplace?
Also check out:
From Other States
Ohio: State Library of Ohio - Affordable Care Act
Delaware Division of Libraries: Affordable Care Act
New York: New York's Health Benefit Exchange and Your Library