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Most Uninsured Latinos May Qualify for Lower Cost Coverage If All states Expanded Medicaid
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new report documenting that 95 percent of uninsured Latinos may qualify for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or...more



Affordable Care Act: State and Local Coverage Changes
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains new coverage options to decrease the amount of individuals without health insurance. There are new state and sub-state estimates, which details the projected...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

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

Florida Gains $8 Billion Grants for Navigator Programs
The US Department of Health and Human Services announced it will fund $67 billion for navigator programs as part of the federally run insurance exchange. Florida earns a portion of the grants...more

2013 Update: Social Security and Medicare Taxes, Benefits
No major Social Security policy changes have shown since the last update. However, there's a slower growth in Medicare's total benefits. The numbers documented in the Urban Institute's report...more

Affordable Care Act Impact on Health Coverage and Uninsurance
An Urban Institute brief report looks at the effects of the Affordable care Act (ACA) on health coverage expansion and uninsurance. The brief rounds off how states will benefit from the...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

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

New Commonwealth Fund Survey Shows Majority of Young Adults Want Health Insurance but Many Are Put Off by Cost; Low Income Individuals Most at Risk of Going Without Coverage
In the latest Commonwealth Fund survey, 7.8 million of the 15 million young adults enrolled in their parent's health insurance last year will be unqualified this coverage without the health reform...more






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Declara’s Social Enterprise Network Garners $16M Funding, Helps Teams Communicate Efficiently

Declara’s Social Enterprise Network Garners $16M Funding, Helps Teams Communicate Efficiently
Declara’s founder Ramona Pierson has recently raised a new $16 million for her company to further its global...



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