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April 19, 2021
Part of Biden Administration Efforts to Strengthen Equity in COVID-19 Response and Vaccinations, As These Providers Serve Predominately Low-Income and Minority Communities Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing the availability...
April 19, 2021
Today, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra announced commitments from national organizations to support Latino outreach and enrollment efforts during the current Special Enrollment Period (SEP) made available on HealthCare.gov by President Biden due to the COVID-19...
April 14, 2021
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing a new rule to revise the Title X family planning program regulations. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), entitled "Ensuring access to equitable, affordable, client-centered, quality family planning services" will be open for...
April 13, 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 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...