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Examining Early Implementation of Health Reform in Eight States
An Urban Institute report documents a series of papers that early implementation of the Affordable Care Act in eight states. These eight states include: Alabama, Colorado, Maryland, Michigan,...more



Affordable Care Act: Skid Row Homeless Still Gets Health Care
JWCH Institute Lead Community Outreach Worker Christopher Mack observes that regardless of the many homeless living in Skid Row will qualify for health insurance by the end of the year under...more

HHS Announces $67 Million in Grant Awards to Navigators
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces $67 million in grant awards to 105 Navigator grant applicants in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces. According...more

Employee Ownership Scheme: Why Businesses Are Doing It
More businesses want to get their employees involved in ownership. However, there are specific issues that need to be addressed before jumping on the employee-ownership...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

More Beneficiaries Choose Higher Quality Medicare Advantage Plans, Projected to Increase
According to US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, more beneficiaries prefer higher quality Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, and is projected to increase for the...more

4 Million Uninsured People with Mental Health Conditions Will Be Denied Health Insurance Because Their Home States Opt Out of the ACA Medicaid Expansion Program
A new study reveals that nearly 75 percent of 4 million uninsured people with mental health illnesses will be denied insurance because of their home states refusing to participate in the Medicaid...more

Who Will Benefit from the Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act?
Through the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, uninsured adults may comprise of younger people and white men, smokers and drinkers, according to a new University of Michigan...more

HHS: What Young People Should Know About Obamacare
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an address and a PSA to advise young adults, particularly college students, that they need to purchase health insurance by...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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Bloodbath on Biddle: Fear and Philanthropy

Bloodbath on Biddle: Fear and Philanthropy
Dacy Rehding, an orphan who roamed the streets of Wyandotte looking for a playmate until...



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