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HHS announces $101 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 164 new community health centers

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced on May 5 approximately $101 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 164 new health center sites in 33 states and two U.S. Territories for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services in communities that need them most.  These new health centers are projected to…

HHS launches innovative digital storytelling project to support federal HIV response

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2015 Contact: HHS Press Office 202-690-6343 HHS launches innovative digital storytelling project to support federal HIV response Personal stories encourage HIV prevention, testing and treatment The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released Positive Spin, a comprehensive digital educational tool that uses personal storytelling to promote the importance…

American Indians and Alaska Natives: How to Use Your New Health Insurance

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Editor’s Note: To commemorate National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Friday, March 20, here are some resources for the community to improve access to their health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Since many American Indians and Alaska Natives have used the Indian Health Service all their lives for health care, using health insurance can…

Nationwide nearly 11.7 million consumers are enrolled in 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace coverage

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2015 Contact: HHS Press Office 202-690-6343 More than 4.1 million young people selected a plan or were re-enrolled; nearly 7.7 million people with plan selections in states qualify for an average tax credit of $263 per month Nationwide, nearly 11.7 million consumers selected or were automatically re-enrolled in quality,…

Vaughn’s #GetCovered Story: “I’m Into Living and Having Health Insurance Will Definitely Help Me Do That.”

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Atlanta is a great city to live in — it’s definitely the “up and poppin” area to be in for the entertainment industry. We’ve got Tyler Perry studios, we’ve got Turner, we’ve got CNN, and there are Bravo shows too – there’s always a red carpet or other celebrity event. So I was excited when…

The HHS IDEA Lab – What is it?


Editor’s Note: strives to expand the use of new media in government as a means of improving outreach and education about HIV/AIDS and advancing public health. In a similar way, the new HHS IDEA Lab is leveraging the power of the Web and new media to help create a more modern and efficient government that can…

U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps to Help Treat Ebola Patients in Liberia


Editor’s Note: Tuesday afternoon at the CDC in Atlanta, President Obama announced a major increase in U.S. efforts to help the international community fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. He was joined by HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell and CDC Director Tom Frieden. As part of the President’s strategy, HHS announced on Tuesday that…

HHS announces $60 million to help consumers navigate their health care coverage options in the Health Insurance Marketplace

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The Affordable Care Act is working for millions of Americans who are able to access quality health coverage at a price they can afford, in large part because of the efforts of in-person assisters in local communities across the nation. People shopping for and enrolling in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace can get local…