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April 13, 2021
On Friday, COVID-19 Health Equity Chair, Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith convened the second COVID- 19 Health Equity Task Force to discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-society approach to mitigate the health inequities caused or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and for preventing such...
April 12, 2021
Secretary Becerra Announces Illinois Post-Partum Coverage Available to Medicaid Eligible Women up to 12 months, and New Investment in Maternal and Obstetrics Care in Rural Communities New Data: Medicaid expansion and 12-month continuous eligibility for pregnant and postpartum women under the...
April 9, 2021
Key investments focus on public health preparedness, health equity and the opioid crisis The Biden Administration today submitted to Congress the President’s priorities for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) discretionary spending. The funding request invests in the core foundations of our country’s...
April 7, 2021
The Number of Invited Community Health Centers Grows from 950 to More Than 1,400 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra today announced that all HRSA-funded health centers and Health Center Program look-alikes (LALs) will now be invited to participate in the...
April 7, 2021
Largest increase in enrollment among Black consumers and among Americans near the poverty level in two years Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra announced that more than half a million consumers have already signed up for health insurance through...
April 6, 2021
Xavier Becerra I learned what it feels like to have health insurance the day my mother was rushed to the hospital. I remember our fear and worry. I remember my father moving swiftly, decisively. And I remember that there was no question or hesitation to take my mother to the hospital. My father, a...
April 1, 2021
An average of three out of five eligible uninsured Americans can access $0 plans after advance payments of tax credits and an average of four out of five current HealthCare.gov consumers will be able to find a plan for $10 or less per month after advance payments of tax credits Department also...
April 1, 2021
COVID-19 Community Corps to Mobilize Doctors, Community Leaders, Businesses and Citizens and Equip Them with Resources and Information to Build Vaccine Confidence and Uptake HHS Also Launches First TV Ads Encouraging Vaccinations, and Social Media Profile Frames for Americans to Share Support of...
April 1, 2021
Vice Admiral (VADM) Vivek H. Murthy April 1, 2021 Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium Good morning and thank you all for joining us today. My name is Dr. Vivek Murthy, and I am honored to serve as the Surgeon General of the United States. In my role, I’m charged with looking...
March 29, 2021
CDC and ACL Will Provide Nearly $100 Million in Grants to Aging and Disability Networks in Every State and Territory As part of President Biden's announcement today that the administration will take further action to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, the U.S. Department of Health and Human...