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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



Planned Parenthood to Get Federal Funds for Insurance Enrollment
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America will get federal funding to assist US citizens for enrolling in Obamacare insurance. Planned Parenthood is a sexual and reproductive health care...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

Sebelius Savors 45-Day Stretch Run to Sell Health Care Law
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is excited and ready for the 45-day stretch run to the opening of health care exchanges on October 1. Sebelius looked back at what the...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

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

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

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

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

The Role Black Baptists Play In Promoting Health Care Expansion
Acacia Bamberg Salatti, acting director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in the Department of Health and Human Services represented the Obama administration in the National...more






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5 Steps to Social Innovation


5 Steps to Social Innovation

While philanthropy, social responsibility and corporate governance all already play a role, we will probably see more powerful contributions when companies embed social innovation into their core business strategies and operations.




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