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HHS awards up to $22.9 million in Planning Grants for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics


Editor’s Note: The updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy calls for support for screening for and referral to substance use and mental health services for people at risk for or living with HIV. These new SAMHSA planning grants may help support the goals of the Strategy by improving access to high-quality behavioral health care for all Americans, including…

HHS awards $2.2 billion in grants for HIV/AIDS care and medications

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that more than $2.2 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants was awarded in fiscal year (FY) 2015 to cities, states and local community-based organizations. This funding supports a coordinated and comprehensive system of care to ensure that more than half a million people living…

10 million people expected to have Marketplace coverage at end of 2016

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HHS aims to sign up more than 1 out of every 4 uninsured consumers eligible for coverage U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that she expects 10 million individuals to be enrolled in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces and paying their premiums – so-called effectuated coverage – at…

HHS announces $685 million to support clinicians delivering high quality, patient-centered care

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $685 million in awards to 39 national and regional health care networks and supporting organizations to help equip more than 140,000 clinicians with the tools and support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information, and reduce costs. The Transforming Clinical Practice…

Secretary Burwell previews third Open Enrollment

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New analysis shows 17.6 million have gained coverage as Affordable Care Act provisions have taken effect; about 10.5 million uninsured individuals are eligible for Marketplace coverage.  In a speech at the Howard University College of Medicine today, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell reflected on the progress of the first five…

HHS awards nearly $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding to health centers to expand primary care services


Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced nearly $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support health centers nationwide in providing primary care services to those who need them most.  The awards include approximately $350 million for 1,184 health centers to increase access to services such as medical, oral, behavioral, pharmacy,…

Statement by HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell on the Affordable Care Act

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Today’s Supreme Court decision confirms that the Affordable Care Act’s tax credits are available to all eligible Americans no matter where they live. Americans in all 50 states and the District of Columbia can continue to rely on the security and peace of mind that come with affordable, quality health care coverage. Over six million…

About 137 million individuals with private insurance are guaranteed access to free preventive services


Nationwide, about 137 million individuals, including 55 million women and 28 million children, have private health insurance that covers recommended preventive services without cost sharing, according to a new ASPE Data Point from the Department of Health and Human Services. Under the Affordable Care Act, most health plans are required to provide coverage for recommended…