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New Issue Brief from Kaiser Family Foundation Examines Impact of ACA on People Living with HIV

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The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a new issue brief, The ACA and People Living with HIV: An Update [PDF 603 KB]. The brief takes a second look at the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on people with HIV in five states—California, Florida, Georgia, New York, and Texas. Observations are drawn from interviews…

HHS Awards over $260 Million to Health Centers Nationwide to Build and Renovate Facilities to Serve More Patients

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Today, HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced over $260 million in funding to 290 health centers in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico for facility renovation, expansion, or construction. Health centers will use this funding to increase their patient capacity and to provide additional comprehensive primary and preventive health services to medically…

Tools to Help Consumers Understand How to Use Their New Health Care Coverage

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Health insurance can be a bit confusing at first for individuals who are new to health care coverage. However, there are many excellent resources to help consumers understand how to make the most of it. From Coverage to Care (C2C) is an initiative developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to help consumers…

Online Learning Opportunities: Webinars Highlight ACA and Those at Risk for and Living with HIV

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought access to quality, affordable health care for millions of Americans. Now is a great time to learn more about how the law affects those at risk for and living with HIV, and how to engage and enroll individuals in the health care coverage they need—or use the new…

Acting HHS Assistant Secretary for Health: Statement on National Minority Health Month

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Contact: OASH Press Office 202-205-0143 ashmedia@hhs.gov This April, as a nation we commemorate National Minority Health Month with a focus on how we are working to accelerate health equity for the nation. During National Minority Health Month 2016, we will mark the 30th anniversary of the HHS Office of Minority Health to highlight Administration and HHS…

Saving Lives and Improving Health Care through Innovation in Organ Donations and Transplants

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There are currently more than 120,000 people on the waiting list for an organ in the United States. Twenty-two people a day die waiting. But today, we’re taking one step forward to change that. In honor of National Donate Life Month, the President issued a Proclamation that solidifies his Administration’s commitment to shortening the organ waiting list,…

4 essentials for managing your health insurance plan

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If you’re enrolled in a 2016 health insurance plan, here’s what you need to know to about getting the full benefit of your health coverage and keeping it up to date. 4 health insurance tips to use all year Pay your first month’s premium to your plan if you haven’t already. You must pay it…

“How do you measure the life of a woman or a man?”

Rich Wolitski and Douglas Brooks - rich blog April 6 2016

That lyric from the Broadway musical Rent played over again and again in my head as I sat down to write this blog about the work that my friend Douglas Brooks has done at The White House. Our accomplishments in life are measured and weighed in many different ways. Douglas’ life story is still being…