A Mom’s Trusted Voice on Health Insurance

The following was written by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services.As a mother and grandmother, I know how a mom’s voice is critical to maintaining the health of her family—and that’s true even after her kids have grown up into young adults.  And as a trusted voice in the lives of their children, moms can play a vital role in getting the word out about the exciting new options for affordable, quality health coverage becoming available this fall for their children and other families in their communities. Starting October 1, people who either do not have insurance or who buy their own but are looking for new options will be able to sign up for the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov. There, they will be able to compare easy-to-understand plans and choose the one that best suits their needs and budget for coverage that will start January 1, 2014. Many families, including young adults, will also be eligible for tax credits that can help lower the cost of their premiums....more

More than Valentine’s Day: Taking Care of Our Hearts

By Sec. Kathleen SebeliusSecretary of Health and Human Services February is American Heart Month, which makes this a good time to talk about the ways the Affordable Care Act helps us take better care of our hearts. Right now, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Every year, it takes the lives of more than half a million Americans: these are our grandparents, our parents, our siblings, our friends, and our neighbors.   ...more
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Countdown to Affordable Health Insurance

By Sec. Kathleen SebeliusSecretary of Health and Human Services We're starting an important countdown, first to October 1, 2013, when many of you will be able to begin to shop for health insurance that meets your needs at the new Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov. The countdown continues on to January 1, 2014, the start of new health insurance coverage for millions of Americans. ...more
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Stop Bullying: A Call to Action

By Dr. Mary Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N.Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration,U.S....more
The irony is that there are so many of us who have been bullied or are being bullied, and we are ...more