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HHS Announces Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Expansion
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $69.7 million grants to 13 states to expand Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)...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

Health and Human Services Supports Health Insurance Marketplaces
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $1.5 billion in grants to eleven states to ensure the states have the resources to establish health insurance marketplaces. California,...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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Homejoy, an affordable home cleaning service that caters to a broad audience and connects people with professional home cleaners online, has announced the recent establishment of its Homejoy Foundation. The foundation will provide financial grants to veterans and military families in need.




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