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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare): Home

Find resources to help you understand the Affordable Care Act and how it may apply to you!

Visualize it!

The Kaiser Family Foundation and Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), have provided an infographic to help understand the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.  Click the link below to see a full size image at JAMA.

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Updates from the White House

Follow the White House Blog for health care updates.


October 1, 2013 was an important date for individuals and families in need of affordable health insurance.  This was the date Open Enrollment began for the Health Insurance Marketplace, as mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as "Obamacare").

The Federal government has created help citizens understand more about the law and steps that can be taken to sign up for affordable health insurance.

Even if you will not be signing up for health insurance, the web site has additional information about the law and how it has affected health care and health insurance.  Please take the time to brush up on your health care options, and share this information with family and friends.

The Health Insurance Markeplace (Video)

Health Care Blog

Keep up-to-date on the latest news and advice related to the Affordable Care Act!


Congress and the Affordable Care Act

Follow the House and Senate Bills that may affect the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Health Insurance Marketplace

If your state has its own health insurance markeplace, this is where you will go to choose an insurance carrier.  If not, you would go to, the Federal marketplace.  Maryland has its own markeplace, but Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia residents would use  If you live in another state, the link below will help you learn whether your state has its own marketplace.