U.S. Department of Health and Human Services http://apr.org en Nearly 44,000 Alabamians Sign Up For Health Plans http://apr.org/post/nearly-44000-alabamians-sign-health-plans <p></p><p>Nearly 44,000 Alabamians have used the federal health care law to sign up for insurance through Alabama's federally operated insurance exchange.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that 18,024 Alabamians signed up in January. The sign-ups began in October with 624, grew to 2,824 by the end of November and increased to 25,839 in December. They grew to 43,863 by the end of January.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:08:21 +0000 The Associated Press 46758 at http://apr.org Nearly 44,000 Alabamians Sign Up For Health Plans More Alabamians Signing Up For Health Insurance http://apr.org/post/more-alabamians-signing-health-insurance <p></p><p>The number of Alabamians signing up for the federally operated health insurance marketplace jumped significantly in the last month, with more than 28,600 signed up through late December.</p><p>Enrollment under the federal health care law started Oct. 1, and about 3,450 in Alabama had signed up through the end of November.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:58:10 +0000 The Associated Press 44888 at http://apr.org More Alabamians Signing Up For Health Insurance DHS Awards $3.5 Million To Ala. Health Care Centers http://apr.org/post/dhs-awards-35-million-ala-health-care-centers <p>The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding more than $3.5 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support health care centers in Alabama.</p><p>Department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday that the funding will help expand the delivery of health care services in the state, which is expected to impact more than 20,700 Alabamians. Officials say the funding is expected to support five health care centers in Alabama.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:32:29 +0000 The Associated Press 41170 at http://apr.org DHS Awards $3.5 Million To Ala. Health Care Centers