Your Source for Health Reform

Topic: HHS

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the cabinet-level federal agency responsible for health-related programs. Medicare and Medicaid the nation’s two largest public health programs as well as the Children’s Health Insurance Program and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, are managed by HHS’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS.

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New Benefits for Grads and Young Adults

If you are leaving school or changing jobs, this HHS fact sheet for young adults shows how you may be eligible for important new benefits that will ensure you get the care you need and deserve. Here are a few ways that the Affordable Care Act can help you.

Essential Health Benefits and People with Disabilities

This issue brief from the Commonwealth Fund examines how the ACA’s “essential health benefits” provision will help Americans with disabilities, who currently are subject to discrimination by insurers based on health status and health care need. (more…)

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