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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



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

Anti-Fever Medication Pose Kidney Injury Risk in Children
According to a group of researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine, common hypothermic drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen, when taken by sick children, could greatly expose them to...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

Obamacare: Making Health Coverage Available to Young Adults
Obamacare, or better known as the health care reform law Affordable Care Act (ACA), will make having health coverage a legal requirement. The ACA will offer new insurance options, health care...more

HHS Issues Supreme Court Memo on Defense of Marriage Act
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces first guidance addressing that all beneficiaries in private Medicare plans have access to equal coverage when it comes to care in a...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

Health Reform Benefits in Oregon
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services reports the benefits reaped by individuals and families concerning the health reform in Oregon. The report features the law as "already providing...more

Medicare Comparison Website Makes Supplemental Health Insurance Searches Easy for Elderly
With the Medicare Supplemental Insurance Comparison website up and running, the painstaking research for supplemental insurance will enable the elderly to have easy access to information to...more






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Aspire Food Group Wins Hult Prize for Innovative Social Entrepreneurship Idea


Aspire Food Group Wins Hult Prize for Innovative Social Entrepreneurship Idea

The 2013 Clinton Global Initiative challenges student teams to create a social enterprise that will surpassingly increase food security for urban slums by 2018.




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