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Importance of Paid Family and Medical Leave in Breastfeeding Support
The importance of the breastfeeding relationship is crucial, but in order to support breastfeeding, mothers should take some time off to leave room for some breastfeeding time. This is where paid...more



HHS Divulges $300 Million in ACA Funds to Expand Community Health Centers
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the availability of $300 million in Affordable care Act (ACA) funds to expand America's community health centers. The funds will...more

Health Care Innovations Save Lives of Mothers and Children
Ten cost-effective health care innovations could have the potential to save the lives of some 1.2 million mothers and children in 2015. The ten are identified by international experts from...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

Health Care Law avails 71 million Americans with Free Preventive Care
About 71 million Americans with private health insurance plans will get coverage for at least one free preventive health care service as mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Affordable...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

Changes to Medicare Will Upset Health of Low- And Middle-Income Individuals and Families
In conjunction with Affordable Care Act's (ACA) third anniversary and the Advance Notice of Methodological Changes released by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a statement...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

Older Americans More Likely To Delay Purchasing Obamacare Coverage
Older consumers who are not yet entitled to get Medicare are more likely to pay the 2014 penalty rather than purchase health coverage. A new research from HealthPocket and Deft Research learned...more






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