Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Affordable Care Act Chat

Transcript at http://bit.ly/1fE4x4v 

Libraries and the Affordable Care Act
Thursday, October 10, 2013
9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific time
#medlibs Twitter chat 

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Join us for a collaborative discussion hosted by Nikki Dettmar (@eagledawg) on what medical libraries are doing to support information sharing about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What questions are we receiving from medical professionals and consumers about ACA? How are they the same? How do they differ?

20 Things to Know about the Affordable Care Act is a Washington-state based resource, but most information is still helpful for national information in a plain language 'top 20' format with links to additional resources including a glossary of common ACA terms & acronyms.  Somewhere deep in this resource it mentions it was written with the assistance of the Kaiser Family Foundation - keep an eye for similar ones for your state! Most regions of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine have an ACA page with helpful resources as well. 

Fair notice - I wrote an article for MLA News about ACA way back in August that will be published this month. Please don't laugh at how obsolete it may be given the current environment. I don't remember anymore because my manuscript was stolen along with my laptop. I hope the burglar enjoys it. 

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