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Last chance to sign up for 2016 health coverage is January 31

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Time is running out if you still need health coverage for 2016. Only a few days remain before the final January 31 deadline to enroll at HealthCare.gov. IMPORTANT If you miss the deadline, you may have to wait another year to sign up for coverage and you’ll risk being required to pay a penalty of $695…

Seizing the Opportunity to “End the Scourge of HIV/AIDS

Richard J. Wolitski, Ph.D., Acting Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, HHS

“Right now, we’re on track to end the scourge of HIV/AIDS. That’s within our grasp.”—President Barack Obama The power of those words really struck me when I heard President Obama say them in his final State of the Union address last week. I’ve wanted to believe that this was possible for the 30 years I’ve been…

Eight in 10 Marketplace customers in HealthCare.gov states qualify for a tax credit with an average value of nearly $300 per month

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People who reenrolled saved $43 per month on average by shopping and switching plans According to a new report released today, more than 8 in 10 people (83 percent) who selected or were automatically enrolled in a 2016 plan through the Marketplace qualify for a tax credit with an average value of $294 per month,…

Making Sure African-Americans Get Covered

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Summary: As we approach the end of Open Enrollment on January 31, make sure to talk to your friends and family about finding affordable health coverage. In every community across the country, the Affordable Care Act is helping to make affordable, quality health care a reality for millions of people. This is especially true of…

Fact Sheet from the Departments of the Treasury and Health and Human Services on Preparing for Tax Season

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As tax filing season begins, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Treasury Department are once again putting in place resources to help tax filers understand how health care intersects with their taxes. Reporting information about health coverage is still a new process, but it is becoming a routine part of tax…

ACA is Working for Latinos

Rafael López, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families

For many people, January is a time to make resolutions and set goals for a healthier New Year. January 2016 is an especially important month. Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace ends on January 31, 2016. Since open enrollment began on November 1, over 8.6 million people have signed up for affordable health care…

Make a healthy choice in 2016 with a Marketplace health insurance plan

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As we enter a new year, consider making your health a priority. You have until January 31, 2016 to apply for and enroll in a Marketplace health insurance plan for 2016. At HealthCare.gov, you’ll see high-quality and affordable health coverage options available to you. In fact, most who apply will qualify for savings. Don’t delay…

First-ever CMS Innovation Center pilot project to test improving patients’ health by addressing their social needs

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$157 million in funding will bridge clinical care with social services The Department of Health and Human Services today announced a new funding opportunity of up to $157 million to test whether screening beneficiaries for health-related social needs and associated referrals to and navigation of community-based services will improve quality and affordability in Medicare and…