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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



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

Older Americans More Likely To Delay Purchasing Obamacare Coverage
Older consumers who are not yet entitled to get Medicare are more likely to pay the 2014 penalty rather than purchase health coverage. A new research from HealthPocket and Deft Research learned...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

Social Enterprise Helps People Manage Their Debt
Judith Duddle, founder of Debtscape CIC, seeks to help anyone in her community with debt problems, including the employed, unemployed, disabled, elderly or young people. Duddle has set up her...more

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

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

More Beneficiaries Choose Higher Quality Medicare Advantage Plans, Projected to Increase
According to US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, more beneficiaries prefer higher quality Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, and is projected to increase for 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 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





Tom’s, the social enterprise popular for its shoes, has released a pair of shoes and a pair of shades to benefit Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt in 2007 that builds affordable, green homes, buildings and communities for underserved and low-income populations.




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