New Links and Breaking News!
Even though the regular enrollment period has ended, library staff will continue to need up-to-date information. The 2015 tax season will be challenging for many people, as they learn the implications of not having insurance. Many states have opened a special enrollment period to accomodate those who didn't understand there would be a tax penalty if they did not enroll in health insurance. Check below for the latest news and important announcements related to tax information, special enrollment periods, and the ACA in general.
Webinars and Trainings (Events and Recordings)
Getting Up to Speed - the Essentials
Get Official Resources
Resources for Libraries
This tax-filing season brings some major changes! This image shows part of an easy-to-understand graphic that breaks down the tax implications for consumers; click the image for the full infographic. (Added 3/15/15)
State Medicaid Expansion
As part of the Affordable Care Act, individual states were given the choice to expand Medicaid services. Learn more about Medicaid expansion and find information about specific states at the page below from Healthcare.gov.
As we find resources for specific populations or audiences, we'll post them here.
State Health Insurance Marketplaces
States will either choose to provide a Health Insurance Marketplace or to participate in the federal Marketplace. American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands have not established Health Insurance Marketplaces.
Health Centers - Grantees by State
Community health centers have been essential in the effort to help people understand their options and sign up for health insurance. This effort is being supported through 2014, with new grants just announced on December 11. Go to the link below and choose from the map to see a list of the community health centers in your state.
MedlinePlus for Trusted Health Information
MedlinePlus is a vital resource for quality health information of all kinds, including health insurance and the Affordable Care Act. Visit the newly enhanced Health Insurance Health Topic page for links to essential information for library patrons and consumers.
Readings of Interest
About This Guide
This guide is a collection of selected links and resources to help libraries, hospitals, and other organizations help people find information and learn about the Affordable Care Act and their choices for health insurance.
The guide will be continually updated as new information and resources become available. Please feel free to link to this guide or reuse any of the content created here.
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NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region
NN/LM PSR is part of the regional outreach program of the National Library of Medicine, located at the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library at UCLA. Our region includes Arizona, California, Hawai'i, Nevada, and the U.S. Territories in the Pacific.
Our mission is to enhance access to health information for health professionals and the public. For more information about NN/LM PSR, please visit our website at nnlm.gov/psr.
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