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New Health Care Delivery Sites Get ACA Funding Boost
New health care delivery sites get Affordable Care Act funding totaling $67 million. The new delivery sites will expand access to preventive and primary health care to over 130,000 additional...more



Obamacare Cuts Medicare Prescription Costs, HHS Reports
Obamacare has reduced individual prescription drug costs by $1,061, the US Health and Human Services (HHS) Department reports. According to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, these reduced costs...more

HHS Grants $36.3 million in ACA Funding to Improve Health Centers
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced it will be rewarding and expanding quality improvement in 1,113 health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and...more

Dentistry From the Heart at Norge Dental Center
At the Norge Dental Center, flocks of needy patients lined up for a free dental check up. The free dental services include cleaning, fillings and extractions. Spokeswoman for the event Alyssa...more

Geriatric Education For Rural Health Professionals Scholarship
The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York announces its Geriatric Education For Rural Health Professionals Scholarships, which will allow medical professionals and nurses to attend...more

Affordable Care Act Propels Dramatic Change in Indianapolis, State Proposes Medicaid Expansion Alternative
The Indianapolis market is in a major transition as it implements key initiatives of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including accountable care organizations and Medicaid eligibility...more

HHS Seeks Obamacare Translation Services Supporting at Least 100 Languages
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is addressing data privacy and security concerns in connection with the operation of exchanges. The solution: translation services. HHS is...more

Rural Hospitals Do Offer Quality Health Care To Communities They Serve
Rural hospitals wanted to get the message across the communities they are serving: That you don't have to obtain big city hospital services for quality health care. According to rural health...more




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