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HHS Secretary Sebelius Promote Health Insurance Enrollment in New Jersey
US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recognizes over 20 New Jersey organizations and businesses that have volunteered to help uninsured Americans get coverage...more



Obamacare Cuts Medicare Prescription Costs, HHS Reports
Obamacare has reduced individual prescription drug costs by $1,061, the US Health and Human Services (HHS) Department reports. According to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, these reduced costs...more

HHS and Pennsylvania Champions for Coverage Work to Raise Awareness on the Health Insurance Marketplace
Pennsylvania Champions for Coverage, which comprises of local businesses and organizations, has been recognized by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its assistance in spreading...more

More Arkansans Signing Up for Health Coverage
The state Department of Human Services reports that more than 55,000 residents in Arkansas are opting to sign up for coverage under the recently approved plan to use federal Medicaid funds to buy...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

Immigrants Greatly Benefit from Medicaid Growth
The Center for Immigration Studies presented new government data that finds immigrant families hugely benefit from the Medicaid expansion. Evidence suggests that the Medicaid growth linked with...more

Same-Sex Couples Now Have Access to Equal Medicare Advantage
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a memo stating that same-sex Medicare beneficiaries in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) will now have access to equal coverage when it...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

Medicaid Expansion A State Decision, People of Color May Left Uninsured
The recent Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) established that Medicaid expansion is a state decision. Recent findings show that people of all races and ethnicities will be...more

Senate Updates SSI 2014 to Help Low-income Older Adults
U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have updated the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Restoration Act of 2014, which would mend key factors of the SSI that currently make...more






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The Philanthropic Legacy of Tupac Shakur

The Philanthropic Legacy of Tupac Shakur
The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, the media corporation MLE Network, and the digital public relations...



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