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Report Shows Medicaid Expansion States Beat Non-Expansion States by Nearly 2 to 1 in Reducing their Rate of Working Uninsured

Medicaid Expansion States Saw Average 25 Percent Decrease in Uninsured Workers, versus 13 Percent for Non-Expansion States Washington, D.C. – States that expanded Medicaid on average had a 25 percent reduction in the rate of uninsured workers, versus an average 13 percent drop in non-expansion states, according to a report released today by Families USA. […]

Long-Term Depression May Double Stroke Risk Despite Treatment

DALLAS, May, 2015 — Persistent depression may double the risk of stroke in adults over 50 — and stroke risk remains higher even after symptoms of depression go away, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. “Our findings suggest that depression may increase stroke risk over the long term,” said Paola […]

Rural America and the Medicaid Gap

Lyons, Nebraska – The Center for Rural Affairs released a new report that examines the differences between rural and urban states regarding the decision of whether or not they would expand the Medicaid program as provided for in the Affordable Care Act. “Whatever the reasons, more rural states appear to be less likely to expand […]

HHS Blog: More on the Tech Surge

The following blog was posted today, Thursday, October 31, 2013, at http://www.hhs.gov/digitalstrategy/blog/2013/10/more-on-the-tech-surge.html More on the Tech Surge By Julie Bataille, Director, Office of Communications, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS As part of the “Tech Surge,” we’ve added key personnel from the government and private sector, including expert engineers and technology managers. These dozens […]

New Online Guide Offers Consumers Tools To Make Informed Decisions In Health Insurance Marketplace

Arthritis Foundation Launches Unique Resource to Help Individuals with Arthritis Find the Right Plan On October 1, 2013, the Arthritis Foundation launched its online Health Insurance Marketplace Toolkit, a guide aimed to help consumers, especially those with arthritis, understand the new Health Insurance Marketplace and make informed decisions about their health care coverage and benefit […]

Significant Choice And Lower Than Expected Premiums Available in the new Health Insurance Marketplace

A new report released today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finds that in state after state, consumers will see increased competition in the Health Insurance Marketplace, leading to new and affordable choices for consumers. According to the report, consumers will be able to choose from an average of 53 health plans […]

Milestone Moment Reports: 746,000 Michigan Eligible for Financial Help in Health Law

Washington, D.C. – Starting on October 1, 2013, the first enrollment period will begin for the new health insurance marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act. At that time, approximately 746,000 Michiganders can take the steps needed to secure financial help so that comprehensive, affordable health coverage becomes available to them as of January 1, […]

Rural America and the Affordable Care Act

Lyons, Nebraska – Today, the Center for Rural Affairs released a new report that examines how the Affordable Care Act will provide tax credits and subsidies through new health insurance marketplaces to make health coverage more affordable for many Americans. The report summarizes these provisions, how they will work and their importance to rural Americans. Read […]

HHS Launches Partnership and Video Contest with Young Invincibles

HOUSTON, Texas – Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Young Invincibles announced the Healthy Young America video contest in an effort to inform young people about health insurance coverage and new options under the Affordable Care Act. People can submit entries and vote for their favorite videos at www.healthyyoungamerica.org. “Health insurance […]

American Heart Association Thanks Volunteers, National Volunteer Week

For National Volunteer Week, the American Heart Association would like to thank the amazing group of men, women and children that volunteer their passion and time to further our mission to fight heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. As the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer health organization, the Heart […]

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