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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



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

Social Security Disability Benefits: Searching for Alternatives to Benefit Receipt
An IZA Journal of Labor Policy special issue, collected and co-edited by Gina Livermore, David Neumark, and David Wittenburg, examines the evolution of disability policy in the United States, the...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

National League of Cities Support Flood Insurance Bill
The National League of Cities (NLC) lobbied Congress to support middle-class and low income property owners by passing the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (H.R. 3370). NLC is committed...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

CHIP Boosts Coverage for Children, Minimizes Financial Burdens On Their Families
A Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) nationwide evaluation study reveals that CHIP has successfully expanded coverage for uninsured children, therefore improving their access to care and...more

Sebelius Promotes Obamacare to Philadelphia Latino Community
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in Philadelphia to address the Latino community about enrolling in health insurance plans. According to...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

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






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Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy

Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy
Joanne Barkan, author of Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy: The Plutocrats Go to School, discusses “big philanthropy” as...



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