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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…

During National Health Center Week, HHS announces an additional $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 community health centers

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Contact: HRSA Press Office 301-443-3376 Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced on August 11 that $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 new health center sites in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services in communities that need them…

TBT: Ryan White Grantees Help People with HIV #GetCovered

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It’s Throwback Thursday (TBT)! And with the 25th anniversary of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program approaching on August 18, we are reminded of this excellent video of how Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grantees assisted their clients to enroll in affordable, quality health coverage through the Marketplace during the 2014 enrollment period. The open enrollment period…

New Resources to Assist Ryan White Client Enroll In and Use Health Coverage

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The Affordable Care Enrollment (ACE) TA Center  has released two new resources to help Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients enroll in and use their new health coverage. Download and share these resources! Making the Most of Your Coverage—Health insurance can be confusing for everyone, especially if you’ve recently enrolled in coverage for the first time….

5 questions about dental coverage in the Marketplace

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You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers. Read these 5 questions to learn more about dental coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace. 1. Can I get dental coverage through the Marketplace? In the Marketplace, dental coverage is included in some health plans. You can also get a stand-alone plan and pay a separate premium. 2. How…

CMS Office of Minority Health Releases Updated Index of Marketplace, Medicare and Medicaid Resources in Multiple Languages

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) has released an updated Index of CMS Resources by Language [PDF 2.9MB]. This resource provides English and non-English speakers access to information about the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare and Medicaid in 19 different languages. Each language includes key messages, public service announcements (PSAs),…