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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

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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

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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…

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…