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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…

Meet the HHS Regional Resource Consultants

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  For more than 15 years, the Regional Resource Network Program (RRNP) has provided innovative strategies for and support to regional, state, and local HIV prevention education, outreach, and stigma reduction efforts. The RRNP is funded by the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, which focuses funding on serving racial and ethnic minority populations and communities…

ICYMI – NIH’s Dr. Anthony Fauci Pens Op-Ed on Tools to End HIV/AIDS

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In case you missed it, last week Dr. Anthony Fauci shared an op-ed in The Washington Post: “No more excuses. We have the tools to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic.” Dr. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH, observes, “[W]hy does this global pandemic continue to rage? It is not…

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…

ICYMI – HHS Seeks Info on Non-Federal Efforts to Address Viral Hepatitis in the U.S.

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Last month, HHS published a Request for Information (RFI) seeking information on non-Federal activities that support the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. Non-federal stakeholders play a vital role in achieving our national goals for viral hepatitis prevention, diagnosis, care and treatment. Information collected in response to this RFI will…