CMS ANNOUNCES OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY FOR MARKETPLACE NAVIGATOR GRANTS Editor’s Note: Yesterday, CMS released the Navigators Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) below. “Navigators” are individuals and entities that will provide unbiased information to consumers about health insurance, the new Health Insurance Marketplace, qualified health plans, and public programs including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. We are sharing this with our readers for two reasons. … [Read more...]

USA, Affordable Care Act at 3: Holding Insurance Co. Accountable

Affordable Care Act at 3: Holding Insurance Companies Accountable Enacted three years ago, the health care law is making the insurance market work better for you by prohibiting some of the worst insurance industry practices that have kept affordable health coverage out of reach for millions of Americans. As a former state insurance commissioner, I know that for too long, too many hard-working Americans paid the price for policies that handed free rein to health insurance companies. For … [Read more...]

SIGN to Save Women’s Healthcare – Take Action!

At the end of 2012, budget cuts will go into effect that could decimate vital healthcare programs for women and children. If the budget for Health and Human Services is reduced, preventative care programs for more than 5 million women could be eliminated. Also in jeopardy is the Affordable Care Act, which provides cancer screenings to more than 45 million women, and WIC, which safeguards the health of 53% of U.S. infants and 9 million low-income women and their families. We cannot … [Read more...]

ZAMBIA, actions to meet the Millennium Development Goals

Identifying good practices that lead to greater equity in reproductive health The UN agencies known as the H4+ support priority countries that take concerted actions to meet the Millennium Development Goals on maternal and child health. UNFPA has identified Zambia as one such country. The following feature shows some of the "Good Practices" the country has undertaken to expand access to reproductive health. When Mabvuto Zulu returned to Zambia after studying medicine in Cuba, he worked … [Read more...]

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