U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health Care Funding
4:03 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Feds Say 12 Ala. Health Centers To Get $3.5 Million

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced Friday that the $3,468,448 comes under the Affordable Care Act.
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The federal government says 12 health centers in Alabama will receive nearly $3.5 million in funding to help expand primary care services.

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced Friday that the $3,468,448 comes under the Affordable Care Act.

The agency says the money will help the health centers hire an estimated 45 new staff members, stay open for longer hours and expand the care they provide. Some new services could include oral health, mental and behavioral health, pharmacy and vision services.

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Immigration Overload-Alabama
3:56 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Montgomery Base Could House Immigrant Children

Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery could house immigrant children.
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Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery could house immigrant children.

A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says the federal government has notified the governor that Maxwell is being considered. Communications Director Jennifer Ardis says the governor's chief of staff got a call from the Federal Emergency Management Agency late Wednesday afternoon. She said it's not known how many children could be placed or how soon they might be placed

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Health Overhaul-Alabama
4:08 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Nearly 44,000 Alabamians Sign Up For Health Plans

More than 18,000 Alabamians signed up for insurance through Alabama's federally operated insurance exchange in January.
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Nearly 44,000 Alabamians have used the federal health care law to sign up for insurance through Alabama's federally operated insurance exchange.

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.

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Health Overhaul-Alabama
3:58 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

More Alabamians Signing Up For Health Insurance

The number of Alabamians signing up for the federally operated health insurance marketplace jumped significantly in the last month.
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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.

Enrollment under the federal health care law started Oct. 1, and about 3,450 in Alabama had signed up through the end of November.

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Alabama Health Centers
4:32 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

DHS Awards $3.5 Million To Ala. Health Care Centers

DHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the funding will help expand the delivery of health care services in the state, which is expected to impact more than 20,700 Alabamians.
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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.

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.

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