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Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Public Libraries, Affordable Care Act & Health Insurance Marketplace: Key Resources for Consumers

National Marketplace Toll Free Call Center

1-800-318-2596

TTY 1-855-889-4325

Customer Service Representative are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SHOP Employer Call Center

1-800-706-7893

TTY 1-800-706-7915

Customor Service Representatives are available Monday-Friday, from 9am-7pm Eastern Time.

Accessing the Health Insurance Marketplace

Patrons can access the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov or the Spanish version CuidadoDeSalud.gov.  Clicking on the Get Insurance tab of the Healthcare.gov site will provide customized information on the Health Insurance Marketplace for individuals and families as well as small business owners. Starting October 1, 2013, the site will enable partrons to complete an application and see various plan options. Prior to that date, information will be provided to help patrons get ready for the process. Information is customized based on the state in which patrons live.

MedlinePlus Topic Pages

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

 

Patient Education Resources from the National Institute of Health