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10/26/2010

$3.9 million in Affordable Care Act Funds to Support Families of Children With Special Health Care Needs

Funding will support Family-to-Family Health Information Centers.
 
 

10/26/2010

$335 Million New Affordable Care Act Funds

HHS announces the availability of new funds to increase and expand access to preventive and primary health care.
 
 

10/25/2010

Affordable Care Act: Implementation Timeline

Kaiser's new implementation timeline is an interactive tool designed to explain how and when the provisions of the health reform law will be implemented over the next several years.
 
 

10/25/2010

Health Care Law Fact Check: Medicaid, Health Spending, and Abortion Myths and Missteps

Article on the facts and myths of the Affordable Care Act.
 
 

10/25/2010

New Affordable Care Act Grants to Help put Patients in Control of their Health Care

Nearly $30 million in grants will fund state consumer assistance programs to help consumers see benefits of Patient's Bill of Rights.
 
 

10/25/2010

New Affordable Care Act Resources from Families USA

 
 

10/25/2010

What Is a Medical Loss Ratio and Why Does it Matter?

Healthcare.gov's article on defining the term Medical Loss Ratio.
 
 

10/14/2010

Issue Brief: Implementing Health Reform

A new Alliance for Health Reform issue brief describes how federal and state government implementation efforts of the Affordable Care Act will mesh, and some key tasks to be performed by each.
pdf File Implementing Health Reform Federal Rules and State Roles.pdf [download]
 
 

10/13/2010

AUCD Sign-on Letter: National Health Care Quality Strategy and Plan

Letter sent to HHS regarding input in the development of a National Health Care Quality Strategy and Plan as part of the Affordable Health Act. The letter urges HHS to include a robust section on health quality needs of people with disabilities.
pdf File National Health Care Quality Strategy and Plan Ltr. 10-13-10.pdf [download]
 
 

10/13/2010

HHS Secretary Leads Efforts to Improve Access to Coverage for Children with Pre-Existing Conditions

HHS letter to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, outlining efforts to ensure insurance companies keep their promise to "make pre-existing conditions exclusions a thing of the past" for children.
 
 

10/13/2010

Three Kaiser Family Foundation Reports on Medicare Spending for Beneficiaries in Long-Term Care

Reports examine the high use of hospital and other Medicare services and costs of medical care for Medicare beneficiaries who live in long-term-care facilities.
 
 

10/11/2010

Affordable Care Act Report: Premium Tax Cuts

Families USA commissioned the Lewin Group to take a closer look at premium tax credits, which will go into effect in 2014 and will help Americans with incomes up to four times the federal poverty level afford coverage.
pdf File Premium-Tax-Credits.pdf [download]
 
 

10/11/2010

FAQs: Implementing Health Insurance Exchanges

A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offers guidance on implementing state health insurance exchanges.
pdf File Health Insurance Exchanges- Key Issues for State Implementation.pdf [download]
 
 

10/8/2010

GAO Announces Appointments to New National Health Care Workforce Commission

The Affordable Care Act requires the Comptroller General to appoint Commission members to advise policymakers on ways to improve the health care workforce.
 
 

10/8/2010

HHS Announces New Investment in Community Health Centers

$727 million to 143 community health centers across the country are the first in a series of awards that will be made available to community health centers under the Affordable Care Act.
 
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