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25
Aug

Industry News

Good News from the States States across the country, from Alaska to Maine, have been positively impacted by the new benefits and grants made possible by the Affordable Care Act. Because all states have their own unique circumstances, state governments have been given the flexibility and responsibility to lead their own health reform implementation process. Funds and programs provided by the Affordable Care Act allow states to implement systems and reforms that work for their individual needs and ...

20
Aug

Industry News

Better Medicare Products and Services at Lower Cost For years, spiraling Medicare costs have threatened Medicare beneficiaries and their providers. And turning to the competitive marketplace seemed to offer little respite. Until now. Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they are expanding a competitive bidding program to additional areas of the country and also expanding the list of items included in the first round of bidding. This program reduces Medicare spending and ...

19
Aug

Industry News

Celebrating National Health Center Week in Philly During National Health Center Week, representatives from the Department of Health and Human Services traveled around the country to attend events honoring the great work that Community Health Centers do day in and day out. Here's one story from Philadelphia. Digest powered by RSS Digest

17
Aug

Industry News

Making Insurance Plans Easier to Understand Now, health insurers and employers who offer coverage must provide you with clear and consistent information about your health plan. Digest powered by RSS Digest

12
Aug

Industry News

A Health Care Marketplace to Help You Find Insurance Today we take steps toward launching Affordable Insurance Exchanges, one-stop marketplaces where you can choose a private health insurance plan that best fits the needs of you and your family. Digest powered by RSS Digest

09
Aug

Industry News

Community Health Centers: Increasing Access to Affordable, High Quality Care We have made expanding our nation’s network of community health centers a top priority. Over the last two years, we’ve provided resources to help community health centers treat and care for an additional two and a half million patients. And the Affordable Care Act established the Community Health Center Fund that provides $11 billion over 5 a year period for the operation, expansion, and construction of health centers ...

08
Aug

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Celebrating National Health Center Week This week, August 7th-13th, is National Health Center Week. National Health Center week is an opportunity to recognize the vital work of community health centers, which provide high quality primary and preventive care for nearly 20 million Americans. In a new video, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talks about the valuable role health centers play in our communities – helping patients manage chronic conditions so they can stay out of the hospital and offering ...

04
Aug

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Better Health and Lower Costs for Medicare Beneficiaries It’s been a big summer for the millions of Americans who are benefitting from improved Medicare coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The benefits are clear: More people are getting preventive services to keep them healthy and people with high prescription drug costs are seeing the donut hole coverage gap starting to close – lowering the cost of drugs so that people don’t have to worry about being able ...

02
Aug

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Making It Easier for Women to Get Care They Need The Department of Health and Human Services has announced historic new guidelines that ensure millions of women receive preventive health services with no cost sharing. Digest powered by RSS Digest

29
Jul

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Five Things People with Medicare Should Know Here are five things that people with Medicare should know about the Affordable Care Act. Digest powered by RSS Digest