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Extending Health Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) have spawned new opportunities for health and human services programs to incorporate eligibility determination, enrollment, and...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

Florida Gains $8 Billion Grants for Navigator Programs
The US Department of Health and Human Services announced it will fund $67 billion for navigator programs as part of the federally run insurance exchange. Florida earns a portion of the grants...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

Does the Affordable Care Act Apply to You?
Kristina Grogan of the Health and Human Services Agency in Mendocino County will write the first of a monthly column that covers changes in healthcare relevant to residents in Mendocino...more

HHS: What Young People Should Know About Obamacare
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an address and a PSA to advise young adults, particularly college students, that they need to purchase health insurance by...more

Wisconsin Agencies As Navigators for Obamacare
The US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $67 million in grant awards to 105 Navigator grant applicants in the Federally-facilitated and State Partnership...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

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

Affordable Care Act: State and Local Coverage Changes
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains new coverage options to decrease the amount of individuals without health insurance. There are new state and sub-state estimates, which details the projected...more






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At-risk Youth Receives Support from Social Enterprises


At-risk Youth Receives Support from Social Enterprises

At-risk youth have been receiving financial and emotional support from a slew of social enterprises. The youth earn valuable life skills through mentorship, a key component in the social enterprise model. These social enterprises engage youth in training boot-camps and counselling, while receiving profits in return from their respective businesses.


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