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Kaiser study finds ObamaCare premiums “lower than expected”

September 9, 2013

The nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, a leading health policy research organization, reported “lower than expected” premiums for ObamaCare’s new insurance exchanges in a major study released last week. With open enrollment in new insurance marketplaces set to begin Oct. 1, the Foundation compiled premium data from the new marketplaces in the 17 states where it is fully…

Obama Administration Launches One-Stop-Shop Website to Educate Business Owners About the Affordable Care Act

August 2, 2013

WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration today launched Business.USA.gov/healthcare, a one-stop-shop Website which will provide employers of all sizes educational materials on how the Affordable Care Act may affect businesses and help them compete.  The site includes a wizard tool that is tailored based on size and location, so businesses can learn how the law helps…

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New Health Insurance Reform Rules Released

November 21, 2012

The Department of Health and Human Services has released a set of guidelines setting out to end discrimination against the sick, and guarantee minimum benefits for Americans who currently are not covered by health insurance but will be once the new health care law is enacted January 1, 2014. The guidelines, released by Secretary Kathleen…

[AUDIO] Medicaid for South Carolina Children

November 6, 2012

Listen as South Carolina Appleseed’s Director Sue Berkowitz discusses the annoucement of Medicaid enrollment for children in South Carolina, and shares what it means for the state. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/65879630″ iframe=”true” /]

Nearly $230M Invested in National Health Service Corps in 2012

October 16, 2012

Nearly $230 million has been invested in the National Health Service Corps this year, according to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Included in these investments are 4,600 loan repayment and scholarships to clinicians and students, and grants awarded to 32 states to aid their state loan repayment programs. “Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the…

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 4, 2012

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death among American women. Check out the video below of Secretary of  Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius on the importance of early detection and prevention methods. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4D-3nB3veA&w=560&h=315] (Video courtesy of http://www.hhs.gov)

Clear health care information is now available for millions of Americans

September 25, 2012

This was released earlier this week by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:  Health care law ensures consumers get clear, consistent information about health coverage  Because of the health care law, millions of Americans will have access to standardized, easy-to-understand information about health plan benefits and coverage. Insurance companies and employers are now required to…

Health Reform: Seven Things You Need to Know Now

September 20, 2012

Still unclear about health reform? Consumer Reports just released this guide, Seven Things You Need to Know Now: http://tinyurl.com/dxuvdrj What are your thoughts? Did it clarify things for you?

Essential Health Benefits Extended

September 11, 2012

The Essential Health Benefits (EHB) public hearing scheduled for September 25, 2012 needs to be postponed due to a schedule conflict. To accommodate this change and provide more time for input, the deadline for submitting written comments has been extended from September 21, 2012 to noon on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

Health Care Law Saves People With Medicare Over $3.5 Billion on Prescription Drugs

May 24, 2012

Contact: CMS Office of Public Affairs 202-690-6145 HEALTH CARE LAW SAVED PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE OVER $3.5 BILLION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN THE FIRST FOUR MONTHS OF 2012, MORE THAN 416,000 PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE SAVED AN AVERAGE OF $724 ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND 12.1 MILLION USED A FREE PREVENTIVE SERVICE Under the new health care law –…

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