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10/8/2010

Implementing Health Insurance Exchanges: A Guide to State Activities and Choices

Families USA brief describing the requirements laid out in the Affordable Care Act that all new exchanges must meet and to assist states and consumer advocates in their work to implement these exchanges.
pdf File Implementing Health Insurance Exchanges- A Guide to State Activities and Choices.pdf [download]
 
 

10/6/2010

Affordable Care Act Funds to Help States Improve Patient Safety and Combat Abuse in Long-Term Care Facilities

First round of funding from Affordable Care Act to help states set up background check programs.
 
 

10/5/2010

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Health Task Force Letter: Planning and Establishment of State-Level Exchanges; Request for Comments Regarding Exchange-Related Provisions in Title I of the Affordable Care Act

Comment letter to Department of Health and Human Services stressing that health insurance exchanges are a critical component of making affordable health insurance coverage available to all Americans.
pdf File CCD Exchange Comments Ltr 10-04-10.pdf [download]
 
 

10/4/2010

Affordable Care Act Gives Consumers New Tools and Makes Health Insurance Market more Transparent

New information and tools have been added to www.HealthCare.gov.
 
 

10/4/2010

Forty-Eight States Receive New Resources to Build Competitive Health Insurance Marketplaces

Affordable Care Act will help states plan for health insurance exchanges.
 
 

9/29/2010

Fact Sheet: Senate Democrats Are On Your Side: Implementing Health Reform that Works for Middle-Class Americans

Fact sheet provides an overview of recent health reform implementation activity.
pdf File Senate Dem. HCR Fact Sheet 9-24-10.pdf [download]
 
 

9/29/2010

Health Reform Hits Main Street

A new animated video from the Kaiser Family Foundation explaining the Affordable Care Act.
 
 

9/29/2010

HHS Announces New Affordable Care Act Grants

$68 million in grants to help seniors, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers better understand and navigate their health and long-term care options. Grants complement President Obama's Community Living Initiative.
 
 

9/29/2010

HHS Announces the Launch of HealthCare.gov on Facebook

HealthCare.gov on Facebook allows people to stay informed and connected about the Affordable Care Act.
 
 

9/29/2010

HHS Awards $320 Million to Expand Primary Care Workforce

Grants are part of Affordable Care Act?s Prevention and Public Health Fund and other initiatives.
 
 

9/24/2010

Health Reform's Six-Month Checkup

The Kaiser Family Foundation's President and CEO examines how the Affodable Care Act is doing at the six-month mark.
 
 

9/24/2010

HHS Awards Nearly $100 Million as part of the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act's Prevention and Public Health Fund grants will support state and community public health and prevention priorities.
 
 

9/23/2010

Bringing CLASS to Long-Term Care Through the Affordable Care Act

SCAN Foundation's Spring/Summer 2010 issue of the Public Policy and Aging Report, which features articles that recount the origins of the CLASS Act, analysis of the legislation's key provisions, and potential hurdles of implementation.
pdf File Bringing CLASS to Long-Term Care.pdf [download]
 
 

9/22/2010

HealthCare.gov: A New Day for American Consumers

Information regarding new rights, benefits, and protections under the Affordable Care Act begining September 23, 2010.
 
 

9/22/2010

New Health Care Website Launches Today

President Obama is celebrating the six month anniversary of the Affordable Care Act by unveiling a new website: www.WhiteHouse.gov/HealthReform
 
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