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CMS Announces Opportunity to Apply for Navigator Grants in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces

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Navigator awards extend to three years to provide stability and assistance to consumers as they enroll in coverage The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today the availability of funding to support Navigators in Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM), including State Partnership Marketplaces. The Affordable Care Act is working for millions of Americans who are…

Mental Health Parity Proposed Rule for Medicaid and CHIP

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Editor’s Note: The National HIV/AIDS Strategy calls for increased support for people living with HIV/AIDS who have co-occurring conditions such as mental illness and drug or alcohol addiction, as part of a concerted national effort to get and keep people living with HIV into care. This proposed rule, as well as provisions in the Affordable…

Fifteen days remain before tax filing deadline

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CMS continues to raise awareness about the intersection of taxes and health care With the tax filing deadline two weeks away, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is continuing to help consumers understand how health coverage and taxes intersect. This year’s tax season is the first time individuals and families will be asked…

LGBT Health Awareness Week – The Affordable Care Act is Working For You

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Editor’s Note: In honor of LGBT Health Awareness Week last week, Secretary Burwell shared this important message about how the ACA is working to improve the health and well-being of LGBT Americans. While LGBT Health Awareness Week has passed, ensuring health equity for all Americans continues to be a key priority every day. Every day…

Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

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Today marks the 5th anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), through which millions of Americans have gained new benefits and protections. To mark the occasion, President Obama issued this statement and the White House released a 5th year Anniversary Report showing how the ACA is working to improve the affordability, accessibility,…

HHS Report Shows Evidence that the ACA Is Working

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report [PDF 5KB] this week showing that 16.4 million uninsured people have gained health coverage since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) almost 5 years ago—a historic reduction in the uninsured. Some key findings: 14.1 million uninsured people gained coverage between Oct. 2013 and March…

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…

Affordable Care Act Covers Preventive Health Services for Women

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During this week of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we are reminded that thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), most insurance plans are now required to cover many preventive services for women without charging a co-pay or other fees. This includes several services helpful in our national responses to HIV and viral…