What's a good way to find out about new health care laws?


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The federal government has a dedicated website, HealthCare.gov, that provides comprehensive information on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The website has health care information for individuals and families, as well as for small businesses, both employers and employees. Any new or revised information on federal health care legislation is updated on this site. The website also offers the option to sign up for an email newsletter that provides updates as they happen with the law.

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There are other federal government websites that offer information on health care legislation and provide updates on new laws or changes to existing ones. These include the website of the U.S. Department of Health and Social Services, HHS.gov, which has a section dedicated to health care law, including coverage and cost. The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services also has its own website, CMS.gov, for specific information about the law and Medicaid, Medicare, the Children's Health Insurance Program and the Health Insurance Marketplace. This website can help with any questions about those specific programs. Both of these sites also offer the option to sign up for email updates.

Other resources include Medicare.gov, which provides Medicare-specific information, and InsureKidsNow.gov, for information on insuring children up to age 19.

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