Health Care, General/Other News

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ACA SHOP Exchange Development in Six States
Small Business Health Options Programs (SHOP) exchanges, as included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), are designed to present government assistance and affordable coverage opportunities to small...more



Study: Bright-colored Fruits & Veggies May Prevent or Delay ALS
A new study published by the Wiley in Annals of Neurology suggest that increased consumption of foods containing colorful carotenoids, particularly beta-carotene and lutein, may prevent or delay the...more

Women of Means to Improve Homeless Health Care
Women of Means, a nonprofit that focuses on offering the elderly, homeless women preventive care outside of the hospital, have found a solution by way of a program that will improve the care homeless...more

Health Reform Impact on Community Health Centers, Patients
The Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) releases new report on the potential...more

States Now Deciding Whether to Expand Medicaid Programs Under ACA
Given the Supreme Court's decision in 2012, states that haven't yet expanded are looking into expanding their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act. It has been noted that the...more

Proposed Medicare Part D Would Hike Senior Premiums, Raise Medicare Costs by $24 Billion
A Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) study reports about the proposed changes to the Medicare prescription drug program eliminating preferred pharmacy networks in Part D, which would...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

HHS Supports Community-Based Options for Older Americans, People with Disabilities
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule to ensure that Medicaid's home and community-based services programs provide full access to the benefits of community...more

Gateway Health(SM) Announces Medicare Contract With University of Pennsylvania Health System
Gateway HealthSM and the University of Pennsylvania Health System signed three-year Medicare contract to boost the quality of healthcare and its services for Gateway Health Medicare AssuredSM members...more






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Link Group Honored ‘Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year’


Link Group Honored ‘Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year’

Link Group Ltd., a rent and sale home provider, has been named 'Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year’ in the 2013 Social Enterprise Scotland awards.




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