- September 2013
- Vol. 14, No. 7
Federal Health Care, Mental Health Websites
In preparation for the new Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment that will begin in October, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) relaunched https://www.healthcare.gov/.The updated site includes answers to such questions as:
- What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?
- What is the Marketplace in my State?
- How can I get lower-cost coverage?
- What do small businesses need to know?
A new online chat feature allows users to ask questions in real-time, and HHS will also sponsor a series of webinars for organizations to learn about the marketplace.
For people looking for information about mental health issues, HHS recently launched www.mentalhealth.gov. The new site includes information about the signs of mental health disorders, how to get help—including a treatment locator—and videos highlighting stories of recovery and hope. This new site is a one-stop-shop for Federal Government mental health information for the public, emergency preparedness professionals, policymakers, schools, and communities.