New Affordable Care Act Resources For Libraries For The New Year
As we enter 2014, individuals continue to learn about new health insurance options available to them as part of the Affordable Care Act. WebJunction has compiled some resources intended to support libraries as they develop their own priorities for responding to patron inquiries in this area:
- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had added several new publications and articles at their site. These and other official resources are intended for use by professionals helping people understand the new health insurance marketplace.
- The Kaiser Family Foundation continues to develop robust resources related to health care reform. Their comprehensive list of frequently asked questions may be useful to library staff and patrons alike, and includes a search feature.
- Tribalhealth.org provides consumer education material and training tools for community representatives, to support American Indians and Alaska Natives in understanding their rights and opportunities associated with health care reform.
- The White House’s Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders will host a Google+ Hangout in Chinese (Mandarin) for individuals to learn about the health insurance marketplace , on Thursday, January 23rd from 3pm – 4pm Eastern Time.
- Registration is still open for WebJunction’s free webinar on Health Information Resources for Library Staff, which will be held on January 22 at 11am Pacific. Speakers are from the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region. This session will also be archived and posted.
For region-specific information regarding the Affordable Care Act, visit the site we have linked from our home page: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/ACA.html.