Affordable Care Act
October 18, 2013
The "Exchange" in Washington state. This site is the comprehensive planning and administrative tool for determining your eligibility, financial aid and plan choices: https://www.wahealthplanfinder.org
This is the federal equivalent of a state "exchange." While Washington has its own exchange, this site also has good information. https://www.healthcare.gov/
For small business: National Federation of Independent Business in Washington state: http://www.nfib.com/washington
The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is one of several "lead agencies" around the state responsible for the on-the-ground aspects of helping people get signed up for health care. Check with your county health department for similar resources and help: http://www.tpchd.org/health-wellness-1/health-care-reform/
For Medicare participants: Office of the Insurance Commissioner's Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors. http://www.insurance.wa.gov/about-oic/what-we-do/advocate-for-consumers/shiba/
The Kaiser Family Foundation provides independent information and analysis of the Affordable Care Act. This is one of the best resources we have been able to find for one-stop-shopping when it comes to information about the ACA.
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