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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



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

Affordable Care Act Impact on Health Coverage and Uninsurance
An Urban Institute brief report looks at the effects of the Affordable care Act (ACA) on health coverage expansion and uninsurance. The brief rounds off how states will benefit from the...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

Employee Ownership Scheme: Why Businesses Are Doing It
More businesses want to get their employees involved in ownership. However, there are specific issues that need to be addressed before jumping on the employee-ownership...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

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

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

HHS Report Finds Texas Marketplace Rates Lower, Have More ACA Options
The Department of Health and Human Services released a report that finds that Texas consumers will see increased competition in the health insurance marketplace. This results to new and affordable...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






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The Power of Being Unreasonable

Teju Ravilochan co-founded the Unreasonable Institute in 2009 to design an academy to tackle poverty, social justice, and educational voids. It’s a social-good school for traditional and nonprofit companies to learn how to speed-up, find partners, and help fund their world-changing ideas.


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