Affordable Care Act

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…

Making a Difference for National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Just recently, Secretary Burwell met with the leadership of the United Farm Workers and Farmworker Justice. There is so much we can learn from these leaders today, and from their predecessors. In 1970, fresh from successfully organizing grape farmworkers, the charismatic chair of the new United Farm Workers Organizing Committee drove hurriedly from San Jose,…

Take a few easy steps now – be ready for November 1

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Starting November 1, you can enroll, re-enroll, or change plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2016. FYI: Plans and prices for 2016 will be available by late October. Take a few minutes to get ready now so you’ll be off to a great start when you log in as soon as November 1. First time…

Upcoming ACA Webinars Highlight Specific Populations

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Several upcoming Affordable Care Act webinars will highlight the 2016 Marketplace open enrollment period and how to engage individuals at risk for and living with HIV, as well as other specific populations. New Tools to Help You Monitor and Improve Enrollment Thursday, October 8, 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET Hosted by HRSA’s Affordable Care Enrollment…

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,…

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…