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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

Online Shopping Site Teams Up With Medical Philanthropy Group
Daily Grommet, an online shopping store and Internet Retailer's hot site of 2013, announces its collaboration with Watsi, a medical nonprofit organization. The partnership helps people who have...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

California Healthcare Centers Gain $21.9 Million Grants
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces the distribution of $150 million in grants for health centers across the country. California health centers will receive a slice of $21.9...more

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

Ohio Senate Panel Probes Into Infant Mortality Issue
The Ohio legislative panel of senators will be participating on a part of a series of hearings on infant mortality issues. The senate panel will be visiting hospitals and health care centers to...more

Two of Five Uninsured Adults Living in States That Do Not Expand Medicaid Would Have No New Health Insurance Options in 2014
As many as two of five adults who are currently uninsured living in states that have not yet decided to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act would likely have no new health insurance options...more

Strong Support for Proposed Improvements to 2015 Medicare Part D
A total of 151 organizations have sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner in support of proposed improvements included in the agency's...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

Community Health Workers Get Promising Opportunities at the Height of Health Reform
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has established a turning point in integrating Community Health Workers (CHWs) within the mainstream of health care, public health, and social services. An Urban...more

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The Social Investment Tax Relief

The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.

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