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Affordable Care Act Resources  

A guide to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and resources providing additional information for consumers.
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Getting Started with the ACA Print Page

Healthcare Marketplace Timeline

October 1, 2013: Marketplace open enrollment starts
January 1, 2014: Health coverage can start
March 31, 2014: Open enrollment ends

Click here fore more information about ACA timeline from the US Department of Health & Human Services.

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Health Insurance Marketplace

Health Insurance Marketplace - For Consumers

Starting October 1, 2013 Pennsylvanians meeting the eligibility criteria will be able to review and sign up for health plans available in their area at this site.

Health Insurance Marketplace - Spanish-Language (

The Spanish-language version of the Health Insurance Marketplace website.

How the Health Care Law is Making a Difference for the People of Pennsylvania

Fact sheet from the US Department of Health & Human Services

CMS Health Insurance Marketplace FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about the health insurance marketplace from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

HHS Health Insurance Marketplace

Additional information about the Health Insurance Marketplace and the Affordable Care Act from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

CMS Marketplace Training Materials

Training materials and presentations about the Health Insurance Marketplace are available from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  Includes regularly updated official resources for physicians, staff, administrators, and others to assist with outreach and educational efforts.


Video: Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace

In this video, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ( provide an overview of how the Health Insurance Marketplace works, what it means for consumers and individuals, who is eligible to enroll, and how programs for people with limited incomes work. 

Run time 46:02 minutes.


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