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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…

5 Facts for Consumers about the Fee for Not Having Health Coverage

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One of the best parts of my job is the time I spend during Open Enrollment out on the road, talking with people who are looking to sign up for coverage at HealthCare.gov. The people I meet often ask questions about my role as CEO of HealthCare.gov and why I’m visiting their community. My answer…

Work Continues to Help Americans #GetCovered: Dec. 15 Deadline Approaches

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Government agencies and partners nationwide are continuing to get out the word that now is the time to shop for quality, affordable health care coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. An important deadline is quickly approaching: December 15th is the last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start January 1,…

Prescription Drugs: Advancing Ideas to Improve Access, Affordability, and Innovation

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Recently, prescription drugs have been in the news a lot, particularly with respect to their cost.  Millions of Americans rely on prescription medications to manage chronic illnesses or treat acute conditions, and drug innovation has resulted in better health outcomes for people across our nation. Because of this, finding ways to improve affordability and access…

We’re Here to Help

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Open Enrollment to sign up for affordable, quality health coverage at HealthCare.gov begins today. Signing up for health insurance is an important decision and we want you to feel confident that you’ve picked the right plan for 2016. The good news is, if you have questions about signing up, there are a number of ways…

FACT SHEET: Improving the Consumer Experience at HealthCare.gov

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Editor’s note: Open Enrollment for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace begins in 3 days, on November 1. In preparation, CMS released this fact sheet highlighting improvements and new features added to the online marketplace based on consumer feedback. FACT SHEET: Improving the Consumer Experience at HealthCare.gov Open Enrollment is just…

CMS awards $67 million in Affordable Care Act funding to help consumers sign-up for affordable Health Insurance Marketplace coverage in 2016

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Date: 2015-09-02 Title: CMS awards $67 million in Affordable Care Act funding to help consumers sign-up for affordable Health Insurance Marketplace coverage in 2016 Contact: press@cms.hhs.gov With Marketplace Open Enrollment set to begin on November 1, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced grant awards totaling $67 million to support outreach efforts designed to…

Medicare & Medicaid: Keeping Americans Healthy for 50 Years – Digital Tools Update & More!

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This week, on July 30, 2015, our Nation will mark the 50th anniversary of the Medicaid and Medicare programs. For 50 years, these programs have been protecting the health and well-being of millions of Americans, saving lives, and improving the economic security of our nation. The HIV community joins in honoring the 50th anniversary of…