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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,…

USCA 2015: Preparing, Reflecting on 25 Years

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Let us press a metaphor. With just a day to go, NMAC staff were busy before the start of USCA2015, ironing out the details in the exhibit hall. USCA is being held in Washington, D.C. this year. Less than a mile away from the pre-conference preparation, a White House event was underway to commemorate the 25 years of…

CMS awards $67 million in Affordable Care Act funding to help consumers sign-up for affordable Health Insurance Marketplace coverage in 2016

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Date: 2015-09-02 Title: CMS awards $67 million in Affordable Care Act funding to help consumers sign-up for affordable Health Insurance Marketplace coverage in 2016 Contact: press@cms.hhs.gov With Marketplace Open Enrollment set to begin on November 1, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced grant awards totaling $67 million to support outreach efforts designed to…

HHS takes next step in advancing health equity through the Affordable Care Act

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Proposed rule implements new protections against sex discrimination; enhances language assistance; protects individuals with disabilities; and extends to insurers participating in Health Insurance Marketplaces. Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed rule to advance health equity and reduce disparities in health care.  The proposed rule, Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and…

Moving? You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

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Summer is the most popular season for moving. But there are some things you can’t pack in boxes — like the peace of mind you get from having health insurance. Moving can be stressful, but enrolling in a health plan that suits your new life doesn’t have to be. If you’re moving, whether out of…

The benefits of health insurance through the Marketplace

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No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care – like a doctor visit, a prescription drug, a lab test, physical therapy, or counseling – at some point. These services can be expensive. And if something happens that requires surgery or emergency medical care, it’s really important to have coverage….

NEW! White House Digital Initiative: “Letters to President Obama”

A letter from Natoma Canfield, an Ohio woman lacking health insurance, hangs on the wall in the hall between the Oval Office and the President Barack Obama's Private Office in the West Wing, June 28, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Editor’s Note: The White House has launched a new storytelling initiative on Tumblr, a micro-blogging platform and social networking website, to support efforts to post multimedia and other content on the web (see below). We encourage you to learn more about digital tools by signing up for Virtual Office Hours. Today, the White House is launching…