Affordable Care Act Resources

In March 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law.  Under this law, the Health Insurance Marketplace was established.  The Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage that meets your needs.  Libraries have been asked to direct citizens to the Marketplace and related resources.

The Health Insurance Marketplace begins accepting applications again on November 1, 2015. January 31, 2016 is the last day to enroll for 2016 coverage. Certain deadlines may occur earlier.

If you have specific questions or need help filling out the application, please call the 24/7 Marketplace help number at 1-800-318-2596 or TTY: 1-855-889-4325. You can also chat online with a representative.

Small business owners can call the SHOP Marketplace at 1-800-706-7893 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time.

Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace & your new coverage options under Obamacare
Infórmese acerca del mercado de seguros médicos y sus nuevas opciones de cobertura. .
There are several local healthcare agencies specifically tasked with helping people navigate the Affordable Care Act. Contact information can be found through the ACA website.
Affordable Care Act Basic Information:

Printable Applications:

Health Research on the Internet:

Health Source: Consumer Edition HEALTH SOURCE: CONSUMER EDITION: A rich collection of health topics including medical sciences, food and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition HEALTH SOURCE: NURSING & ACADEMIC EDITION: Includes scholarly full text, peer-reviewed journals in the medical disciplines, particularly nursing.
 Mpluslinkmed MEDLINE PLUS: Free health information from the National Library of Medicine.
 cmslogo  CMS.GOV: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is a government run agency providing health information to the public.
 raconline  RURAL ASSISTANCE CENTER: The Rural Assistance Center is designed to provide health information to rural America. Call 1-800-270-1898 for assistance.