Department of Health and Human Services
Low-income families and individuals will have the opportunity to begin a savings plan and purchase a long-term economic asset using earned income and matching public and private sector funds.
Premiums will increase an average of 7.5 percent for the second-lowest-cost silver insurance plan to be offered next year in the 37 states where the federal government operates health marketplaces, according to an analysis by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Despite community concerns, Washington County officials say a plan to close two public health clinics by the end of June will actually result in more people getting care.
May 9, 2013 -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced new funds to help more uninsured Americans enroll in affordable health insurance coverage made available by the Affordable Care Act. In Oregon an estimated $2,854,885 is available to support 29 health centers’ enrollment efforts.
March 29, 2013 -- Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a final rule with a request for comments that provides, effective January 1, 2014, the federal government will pay 100 percent of the cost of certain newly eligible adult Medicaid beneficiaries.
December 14, 2011 - Recognizing an absence of the patient voice in the essential benefits debate, patient advocate groups representing those who live with chronic disease and disability have joined together to form an “I am Essential” campaign. The campaign aims to ensure that every American has access to the quality comprehensive and affordable health care as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) considers its recommendations for the nation’s Essential Health Benefits package.