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Affordable Care Act & Ryan White: Key Websites

Affordable Care Act & Ryan White: Key Websites

March 2014
TARGET Center

Federal Resources on ACA | State Activities/Enrollment | ACA and HIV/AIDS

Federal Resources on ACA

Federal websites featuring information about ACA include:

ACA, HRSA and People Living with HIV/AIDS

Consumers and Professionals

  • HealthCare.Gov is the official consumer site for the Marketplace with information about health insurance options for individuals and families and small businesses. The site offers a live chat and toll free number to get answers. HealthCare.Gov also contains information about ACA.
  • Health Insurance Marketplace is for professionals learning about the Marketplace and helping people apply. Features include training materials and other official resources (e.g., reports, fact sheets), including materials for navigators, in-person assisters, and Certified Application Counselors. 

Health Insurance Market Reform

Within HHS and its Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is the CMS Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO). This agency is implementing ACA provisions related to private health insurance (e.g., Health Insurance Marketplaces, patient's bill of rights, pre-existing condition insurance plan, health insurance market reforms).

Health Care Delivery Reform

Also within CMS is the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). This agency is exploring new approaches to health care that will improve health outcomes while lowering costs for Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP that can, in turn, serve as models for overall changes in care.

Health Information Technology

Part of health care reform is increased utilization of electronic health records to better manage patient care and share patient information among providers and with patients.  HealthIT.GOV presents a wealth of information from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

State Activities/Enrollment

Below are a select number of sites that are tracking ACA implementation, with a focus on information, research, and sharing of technical assistance/training resources. 

See ACA Work Underway in Your State

  • Health Reform. Comprehensive health care reform resources covering the status of implementation, what's going on in the states, data, calculator tools, and the latest research. (Kaiser Family Foundation). 
  • State Reforum. This site is an online forum for state officials to share ideas and implementation tools. (National Academy for State Health Policy, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation).
  • State Network. This is a technical assistance forum for 10 states that are working on ACA implementation through, for example, health insurance exchanges and expansion of Medicaid. The goal is for these sites to serve as models for other states. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation).
  • Enroll America is tracking ACA health insurance enrollment activities at the state and federal level and has compiled a wealth of best practice tools on in-person assistance, web-based enrollment, and navigators.
  • Several other organizations, like Families USA, have comprehensive website resources that include a key focus on policy advocacy on ACA implementation at the federal and state levels.

ACA and HIV/AIDS

Various websites are tracking ACA with a specific focus on HIV/AIDS policy and implementation. Below are select resources from non-federal sources.

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