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Affordable Care Act

 

 PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABILITY CARE ACT INFORMATION, RESOURCES, AND REFERRALS

The Rural Health Outreach Program (RHOP) stays abreast of current information regarding new and changing provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as The Affordable Care Act (ACA), and its impact on rural health care. The following represent resources, information, and referrals to assist you with multiple aspects of the new government health care reform and insurance marketplace.

The Affordable Care Act- What it Means for Rural America
http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/factsheets/2013/09/rural09202013.html  

Why Rural America Needs Health Care Reform
http://www.ruralhealthweb.org/index.cfm?objectid=A771071A-3048-651A-FEAB6199CED39F8E

Positive Provisions for Rural America in the Affordable Care Act
http://www.ruralhealthweb.org/index.cfm?objectid=E25A7AAE-3048-651A-FE303D8554A8C822

Open enrollment begins in the Health Insurance Marketplace on October 1, 2013 and will run through March 31, 2014. Get the latest consumer-oriented news and updates about the Health Insurance Marketplace by signing up online at:

English: https://www.healthcare.gov/marketplace/individual/#state=texas

Spanish: https://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/es/

Essential Health Benefits

https://www.healthcare.gov/what-does-marketplace-health-insurance-cover/

Fact Sheets & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

https://questions.cms.gov/faq.php?id=5005&rtopic=1993

http://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Resources/Fact-Sheets-and-FAQs/index.html

  • New Marketplace 24/7 Call Center available at 8-800-318-2596 with trained customer service representatives who can answer questions in 150 languages
  • Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Call Center (For small employers and those assisting them) – 1-800-706-7893 or 1-800-706-7915 TTY
  • Obtain educational materials at http://marketplace.cms.gov. Trainings can be found on this site also.