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Posted byon May 17, 2012 at 2:25 PM EDT
The Obama administration has announced an historic $156 million commitment to address what is needed to confront Alzheimer’s disease. The National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease is a roadmap that will help us meet our goal to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025
Posted byon May 17, 2012 at 12:55 PM EDT
Women who purchase health insurance on the individual market pay an additional $1 billion each year because insurance companies charge them more than men, simply because of their gender. Because of the Affordable Care Act, health insurers will be prohibited from discriminating against women by charging higher premiums.
Posted byon May 15, 2012 at 1:27 PM EDT
More than 20.4 million women with private health insurance have received preventive health services at no additional cost because of the Affordable Care Act.
Posted byon May 13, 2012 at 11:46 AM EDT
To help you show some appreciation for the mom in your life, we've put together two Mother's Day cards. One focuses on important health care reforms and the other on heroic military moms across the country.
Posted byon May 11, 2012 at 12:04 PM EDT
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies that did not spend at least 80 cents of every dollar paid in premiums in 2011 owe rebates to their their customers. According to early estimates from the Kaiser Family Foundation, insurance companies will provide 15.8 million Americans with $1.3 billion in rebates.
Posted byon May 11, 2012 at 11:33 AM EDT
In an event focused on issues around access to care and improving health outcomes in rural communities, the White House Rural Council was joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and a group of 24 rural health care providers.
Posted byon May 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM EDT
A new infographic highlights the Obama Administration’s anti-fraud efforts, which recovered $4.1 billion in taxpayer dollars last year and have resulted in an increase in prosecutions: the number of individuals charged with fraud increased from 797 in fiscal year 2008 to 1,430 in fiscal year 2011 – a more than 75 percent increase.
Posted byon May 8, 2012 at 10:15 AM EDT
The first 26 Innovation Awards recognize projects that are tailored to the needs of patients by local doctors, hospitals, and other leaders in their communities and will help build the strong, effective, affordable health care system of the future..
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 2:26 PM EDT
Community health centers have added nearly 3,000 positions for nurses since 2009.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:15 PM EDT
Determined not to let Spinal Muscular Atrophy hasten his independence, Ralph Braun, founder and CEO of the The Braun Corporation, engineered the the world's first motorized scooter, among other mobility assistants, and continues to revolutionize the way Americans with disabilities see their futures.