LGBT Health Awareness Week, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS

'Shortly after the Affordable Care Act was enacted, President Obama asked me to identify steps we could take at the Department of Health and Human Services to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. As we mark the beginning of LGBT Health Awareness Week, I am proud to say that we have been working hard to ensure LGBT Americans have the same rights and protections as other Americans. For example, we have released rules requiring Medicare … [Read more...]

Prevention & Wellness: New Preventive Benefits for Women

New Preventive Benefits for Women   It's a new day for women under the Affordable Care Act. Services to keep you healthy including well-woman visits, support for breastfeeding equipment, domestic violence screening and counseling, contraception, and more will be covered without cost sharing in new health plans starting in August 2012. Giving Women Control Over Their Health Care By Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services   Women deserve to have … [Read more...]

Celebrating Community Health Center Week – August 5/11, 2012

Statement: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Community Health Center Week There are 8,500 health center sites across the country, treating more than 20 million people each year. They are the cornerstones of stronger communities. They also boost local economies, adding more than 25,000 jobs in the last three years. This year, as we celebrate Community Health Center Week and its theme of “Powering Healthier Communities,” we keep in mind that for 45 years, community health centers have … [Read more...]

The Whitehouse Women’s Update: A New Day for Women!‏

Women’s Update: A New Day for Women!   Greetings All - We hope this message finds you well. There’s a lot going on in the world of Council of Women and Girls this week, but first we wanted to make sure you had a chance to see the President’s statement on the shooting in Wisconsin. You can find it below. Last week, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, women took another step forward in taking control of our health. As Senior Advisor to the President and Chair of the White House … [Read more...]

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