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HHS Launches New Consumer Focused Health Care Website

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has unveiled an innovative new online tool to enable consumers to take control of their health care by connecting them to new information and resources that will help them access quality, affordable health care coverage. 

HealthCare.gov is the first website to provide consumers with both public and private health coverage options tailored specifically for their needs in a single, easy-to-use tool. HealthCare.gov combines information about public programs with information from more than 1,000 private insurance plans.  Consumers can obtain information about options specific to their life situation and local community.

In addition, the website will provide information about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act as well as other health care resources.  The website will connect consumers to quality rankings for local health care providers as well as preventive services.

The complete press release from HHS may be viewed at: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/07/20100701e.html. Visit the website directly at: http://www.healthcare.gov/ .

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