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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



Analysis: Understanding and Confidence of Basic Health Insurance Concepts
The Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) investigated how the public is confident in their understanding of the following health insurance terms. The survey's findings revealed basic health...more

Thanks to Medicare, Over 6.6 Million People Saved Over $7 Billion Costs on Prescription Drugs
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in the event of the 48th anniversary of the passage of Medicare and Medicaid into law, reports that over 6.6 million Medicare beneficiaries have...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

HHS Sets Partnership and Video Contest in Motion with Young Invincibles
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, in partnership with the Young Invincibles, kicked off the Healthy Young America video contest. The contest is part...more

Hispanics to Benefit from ACA Coverage
In a RAND estimate, 5.4 million of Hispanics will have coverage by 2016 because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If states act to expand Medicaid, more uninsured Hispanics could gain coverage....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

Does the Affordable Care Act Apply to You?
Kristina Grogan of the Health and Human Services Agency in Mendocino County will write the first of a monthly column that covers changes in healthcare relevant to residents in Mendocino...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

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






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What are social enterprises’ role in society? The Guardian conducts a panel to answer and discuss this issue on 3 April at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm.




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