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HHS Announces Medicare Details for Eligible People in Same-Sex Marriages
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports that the Social Security Administration (SSA) can now process requests for Medicare Part A and Part B Special Enrollment Periods, and...more



Medicaid, A Key Player in Vermontís Health Care Reforms
Vermont Medicaid covers most health care services in Vermont. Under Vermont Blueprint for Health, most Medicaid's eligible recipients will be provided by medical homes with community health programs...more

Improving Health and Public Safety through Information Sharing Opportunities
A report by the Criminal Justice and Health Collaboration Project documents information sharing between criminal justice and healthcare communities may possibly boost public safety and health...more

HHS Secretary Sebelius Promote Health Insurance Enrollment in New Jersey
US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recognizes over 20 New Jersey organizations and businesses that have volunteered to help uninsured Americans get coverage...more

Obesity Community Supports the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act
About five Obesity-based organizations have expressed their support of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act. The Act will provide Medicare beneficiaries accessible resources and services to treat and...more

HHS Reports Half of Uninsured Single Young Adults Can Get 2014 Health Insurance For $50 a Month Or Less
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports that nearly half of single young adults who are uninsured and may be eligible for coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace could get...more

Wisconsin Agencies As Navigators for Obamacare
The US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $67 million in grant awards to 105 Navigator grant applicants in the Federally-facilitated and State Partnership...more

Hawaii Health Centers Garner Grants to Help Uninsured Residents Get Health Coverage
A total of 14 Hawaii health centers received $1,204,918 in funding from the Health and Human Services (HHS) to help the uninsured get health coverage as implemented by new options stated in the...more

States Not Expanded Medicaid Leave 1.1 Million Community Health Center Patients without Health Insurance
According to a new report by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington...more




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