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Who Will Benefit from the Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act?
Through the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, uninsured adults may comprise of younger people and white men, smokers and drinkers, according to a new University of Michigan...more



Health Care Agencies Affected by Government Shutdown
According to an article published in Medical Economics, health care agencies are being seriously affected by the government shutdown. To date, 52 percent of the Department of Health and Human...more

UNESCO Integrates Preservation of World Heritage Sites for Sustainable Tourism
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) integrates a unique approach to improve the lives of locals and subdue poverty by promoting cultural heritage and...more

Commonwealth Fund Scorecard Presents State-by-State Survey of Healthcare Systems
A new Commonwealth Fund scorecard presents the first state-by-state comparison of health care experiences of Americans. The scorecard finds low-income individuals in top performing states are...more

HHS Launches Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative To Improve Quality Of Care
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces its latest initiative, called Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, to help support networks that assist doctors access...more

The Role Black Baptists Play In Promoting Health Care Expansion
Acacia Bamberg Salatti, acting director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in the Department of Health and Human Services represented the Obama administration in the National...more

Expansion of Medicaid to Benefit Patients and Hospitals
The expansion of Medicaid benefits hospitals and patients alike as it provides for long-term care services while at a reduced hospital rate. The many provisions found in the Affordable Care Act...more

This Simple Plaster-Like Patch Might Just Monitor Health and Release Drugs
An innovative wearable health technology has been unveiled -- the plaster-like patch from South Korea that can monitor disorders, sense movement, and disburse drugs. According to a paper published...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

HHS to Spend $450,000 Grants to Navajo Nation for Birth Control
The US Department of Health and Human Services will be spending $450,000 in grants to promote "long acting" contraceptives and "sterilization" birth control methods among the Navajo Nation's...more




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