News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

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



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

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

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 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

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

Social Security Disability Benefits: Searching for Alternatives to Benefit Receipt
An IZA Journal of Labor Policy special issue, collected and co-edited by Gina Livermore, David Neumark, and David Wittenburg, examines the evolution of disability policy in the United States, the...more

National League of Cities Support Flood Insurance Bill
The National League of Cities (NLC) lobbied Congress to support middle-class and low income property owners by passing the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (H.R. 3370). NLC is committed...more

HHS Reports Half of Uninsured Single Young Adults Can Get 2014 Health Insurance For $50 a Month Or Less
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports that nearly half of single young adults who are uninsured and may be eligible for coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace could get...more

Affordable Care Act Saved Consumers $1.2 Billion on Health Insurance Premiums
The US Department of Health & Human Services reports that the healthcare reform law saved consumers $1.2 billion in 2012. The health care law under the Affordable Care Act's "rate review"...more





The 2014 Social Enterprise Awards, now on is 2nd year, has revealed its finalists, which include “businesses that turn household waste into wages, employ the disadvantaged through the baking of artisan breads, or transform the purchasing power of toilet paper into life-saving sanitation.”




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