Affordable Care Act Improves the Lives of American Women

Ed. Note: This blog is cross posted from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Today, we join our White House colleagues in celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness month; and almost four weeks into the launch of the Health Insurance Marketplace, I’m reminded of the tremendous impact the Affordable Care Act has on the lives of American women. As the President said, the law is much more than just a website - it’s affordable, quality health insurance made available to … [Read more...]

U.S. Conference on AIDS 2013 – Highlights from Day 1

The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) opened yesterday, Sunday, September 8, 2013 in New Orleans. Organized by the National Minority AIDS Council  (NMAC), the conference has drawn more than 1,700 stakeholders from all fronts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic—from case managers and physicians, to public health workers and advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS, and policymakers – for four days of information sharing. Among the highlights of the first day of the conference were two plenary … [Read more...]

HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities

Today we are proud to announce the release of the report by the President’s Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities. We have had the honor of serving as co-chairs of the interagency Federal Working Group since March 2012, when President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum to address two overlapping challenges to the health and wellbeing of communities across the United States: the effects of HIV/AIDS, and the … [Read more...]

White House Council on Women & Girls, May 2013

White House Council on Women & Girls White House Women’s Update: An Investment in Our Nation’s Future Friends, Last week, President Obama spoke about the ways the Affordable Care Act is positively impacting the health and lives of women and their families. You can read more about the President’s commitment to health care for women in his 2013 proclamation for National Women’s Health Week. Over the weekend, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the Commencement Address at … [Read more...]

Affordable Care Act, One Million More Young Adults Have Coverage!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 One Million More Young Adults Have Coverage Thanks to the Affordable Care Act A report, released today, finds that as of March 31, 2011, approximately one million more young adults have health coverage, compared with one year ago. This significant drop in the number of uninsured young Americans is thanks to a provision in the Affordable Care Act that allows them to stay on their parents’ plans until they turn 26. The CDC’s National Health … [Read more...]

Kathleen Sebelius, HHS on the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Statement by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act   Today, I join my fellow Americans in celebrating the anniversary of the passage of a great civil rights achievement, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As we look back at the progress we’ve made in the last 21 years, we must also look forward and recommit ourselves to achieving the law’s goals of ensuring “equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and … [Read more...]

NORD – Newsletter @ April 2011

    Forward this to a friend April 2011 eNews New Consortium Promotes Global Approach to Rare Diseases NORD and other patient advocates participated in the recent launch in Washington, DC of a new international consortium to promote global collaboration on rare diseases and orphan products. The International Rare Disease Research Consortium (IRDiRC) has set some ambitious goals, including the development of 200 new rare disease treatments by the year 2020 and the … [Read more...]

Chantelle Britton: Institute of Medicine Issues Second Report on HIV Screening and Access to Care

  Institute of Medicine Issues Second Report on HIV Screening and Access to Care   February 2011  Today, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the second report in a series that evaluates HIV testing policies and access to care. This report, which is entitled “HIV Screening and Access to Care: Exploring the Impact of Policies on Access to and Provision of HIV Care”, examines how Federal and State laws and policies and private health insurance policies affect entry into clinical care and the … [Read more...]

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