Affordable Care Act

Following are links to information on the Affordable Care Act.  We will post new information as it becomes available.  Please keep checking back.

 

Important tips on privacy from the Washington Health Care Authority

can be found by clicking here.

 

Washington State Health Care Authority

General information and links on health care, health care reform, Medicaid, and more for Washington.

 

Washington Healthplanfinder

For Washington residents, Washington Healthplanfinder offers:

•Apples-to-apples comparisons of health insurance plans
•Financial help to pay for copays and premiums
•Expert customer support online, by phone, or in-person through a local organization, insurance broker or agent

 

Washington Healthplanfinder Medicaid Expansion

The Affordable Care Act increases Medicaid eligibility limits, bringing health care coverage to thousands of adults in Washington State. Coverage for adults earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level will begin January 1, 2014. Washingtonians will be able to apply through a new online marketplace, called Washington Healthplanfinder, at www.wahealthplanfinder.org.

 

Washington Healthplanfinder Customer Support

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange unveiled details of their Customer Support Program for Washington Healthplanfinder— the new way for Washingtonians to find, compare and enroll in health insurance starting Oct., 1, 2013. The support effort will focus on providing answers to questions about new types of health coverage options and financial help that will be offered to qualifying consumers.

Key to the program is the toll-free Customer Support Center in Spokane, which opens to Washington state callers today. Assistance is available in up to 175 languages and trained representatives are available weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. by dialing toll-free 1-855-WAFINDER (1-855-923-4633). Consumers can also email customersupport@wahbexchange.org.

 

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Information on health insurance and health care reform for Washington State.

 

Healthcare.gov

The Federal site for health care coverage information.  "Answering your questions about health coverage Our mission is to help you understand your new health coverage options so you can enroll in a plan that works for you and your family."

 

What is the Marketplace in my state?

For health care reform information for other states.  "No matter what state you live in, you'll be able to use the Marketplace to apply for coverage, compare your options, and enroll."

 

What if my state is not expanding Medicaid?

Information for states not expanding their Medicaid coverage.  "Some states are choosing not to expand their Medicaid programs in 2014. In these states, some people won’t qualify for either Medicaid or lower Marketplace insurance costs."

Pacific Northwest Affordable Care Act Information

ACA information for the Pacific Northwest from The National Network of Libraries of Medicine.  "Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace and your new coverage options."

 

MedlinePlus.gov

Quality health information of all kinds.  "MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends."

MedlinePlus.gov has an extensive collection of links on their Health Insurance Health Topic page.

 

Kaiser Family Foundation

"The Kaiser Family Foundation is dedicated to filling the need for trusted, independent information on the major health issues facing our nation and its people."

 

Find more information on health and health related issues on this page.

 

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