Health Insurance Marketplace: Resources

HealthCare.gov 

Official consumer site for the Health Insurance Marketplace. 

Marketplace.CMS.gov 

Official site for professionals learning about the Health Insurance Marketplace and helping people apply. 

Facebook.com/HealthCare.gov 

Official Facebook page for the Health Insurance Marketplace. 

Facebook.com/CuidadoDeSalud.gov 

Official Spanish-language Facebook page for the Health Insurance Marketplace. 

@HealthCareGov 

Official Twitter handle for the Health Insurance Marketplace. 

@CuidadoDeSalud 

Official Spanish-language Twitter handle for the Health Insurance Marketplace. 

GetCoveredAmerica.org 

Get Covered America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan campaign of Enroll America focused on raising public awareness and engaging consumers about the health insurance available under the Affordable Care Act. Powered by passionate staff and volunteers, the Get Covered America team has one goal: to connect American consumers to the right resources and information to help them choose health insurance plans that are right for them, their families and their budgets. 

AHA.org/GetEnrolled 

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. AHA shares resources to help navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance programs. 

KFF.org/Health-Reform 

A leader in health policy analysis, health journalism and communication, 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. The foundation has several resources that help educate consumers and business owners about the Affordable Care Act and the changes it has brought. 

CHAUSA.org 

As the passionate voice of the Catholic health ministry in the United States, the Catholic Health Association advocates with Congress, the Administration, federal agencies and influential policy organizations to ensure that the nation’s health system provides quality, affordable care across the continuum of health care delivery. CHA raises the ministry’s collective voice calling for access to health care for all persons, focusing special attention on vulnerable populations who are unable to speak for themselves.  

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Ask Your Congressional Representatives to oppose cutting SNAP benefit levels

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tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity Health System

Sisters of Charity Health System Names New Senior Vice President of Mission and Ministry

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