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 In the Spotlight


hands.jpgFive Questions With Health Plan CEO Jeff Heatherington

POSTED JULY 2  In this installment of "Five Questions," we speak with Jeff Heatherington, president and CEO of FamilyCare Health Plans Inc., one of the first Medicaid programs established in the state of Oregon. Read more... 

money.jpgWhat Small Employers Need to Know About the ACA

 POSTED JULY 2  Find out about how tax-and compliance-related consequences stemming from the difference between small and large employers could impact your practice. Read more...

family.jpgState Medicaid Expansion Efforts Move Forward

 POSTED JULY 2  Get the latest report on state Medicaid expansion, including updates for Montana, Louisiana, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Utah and Washington. Read more... 

family.jpgAOA, National Health Council Seek Patients' Stories

POSTED JULY 2  The AOA and NHC are calling and patients and caregivers to share their experiences, positive or negative, in the health insurance marketplace. Read more... 

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 Affordable Care Act Tools and Resources


Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
  • What is an ACO?: Learn how ACOs provide quality care while keeping costs down
Health Care Delivery 
Health Information Technology (HIT)
Health Plan Coverage
Medicare Part D
Primary Care
Prevention and Wellness
State ACA Implementation - Medicaid Expansion
  • MEMBER LOGIN REQUIRED Downloadable Toolkit: Access a variety of tools for states, including an implementation timeline and a state Medicaid expansion status map, as well as sample talking points and advocacy letters  
Health Insurance Marketplace
  • MEMBER LOGIN REQUIRED Health Insurance Exchanges: Read about the issues to consider before contracting with a health insurance exchange.
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