Community Health Funding Report

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HHS Begins New Doctor-Led Cancer Care Initiative

The Department of Health and Human Services announced that it has selected nearly 200 physician group practices and 17 health insurance companies to participate in a care delivery model that supports and encourages higher quality and more coordinated cancer care.

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ACA Update: The Debate in Washington and the States

Obamacare and other major health funding initiatives continue to fuel the partisan fires in Washington.

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Election Results Not Especially Good News for Obamacare

In one of the major upsets for Democrats, voters in Kentucky elected a Republican governor, Matt Bevin, to replace Democrat Steve Beshear, putting at risk the future of Obamacare in one of the few Southern states that have embraced the program.

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HHS Promotes Better Care for Chronic Conditions

The Department of Health and Human Services has released new training materials designed to provide health care professionals with education necessary to care for people living with multiple chronic conditions.

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Minority Health Program Update

The Office of Minority Health indicates that the HIV/AIDS Initiative for Minority Men has roughly two years remaining on its current authorization.

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White House Conference Targets Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

The White House holds a major conference on antimicrobial resistance, bringing together experts from the medical field and the food production sector to discuss progress in meeting the White House's National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.

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New ACA Rules Coming: Focus on Pre-existing Conditions

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finishes work on interim final rules updating guidelines concerning pre-existing conditions and health insurance, as revised by the Affordable Care Act.

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If King v. Burwell Goes Against ACA, What's Left?

The Congressional Research Service issues a report outlining what elements of the Affordable Care Act would remain if the Supreme Court eliminates the tax subsidies available to those who sign up for health insurance through the ACA's federal exchange marketplace.

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Long-Term Care Ombudsman Rules Coming

The Department of Health and Human Services has finished work on final rules for the Ombudsman program under the Administration on Aging.

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Another Day, Another Obama Proposal: Childcare This Time

The Obama administration unveils a proposal to expand child care accessibility, including funding support for child care services. Meanwhile, Republicans on the House Education and Workforce Committee indicate they are looking for suggestions on how to reduce Head Start expenditures while increasing program efficiency.

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