Volumne 12, Issue No. 1
February 4, 2014

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and HRSA Administrator Dr. Mary Wakefield Host Nursing Call

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

On Thursday, January 23, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and HRSA Administrator Dr. Mary Wakefield held a call for nurses around the country to discuss the important work nurses are doing around ACA Health Insurance Marketplace (HIM) outreach and enrollment.

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ACA Funds Support Community & Mental Health Centers

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded millions of dollars in funds under the Affordable Care Act to support primary and mental health care in community settings.

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Affordable Care Act Announcements Continue into Summer Months

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Although Congress is in recess and many in Washington are on vacation, there is still work being down within the Federal Agencies pertaining to health care reform. A number of announcements regarding the Affordable Care Act were released this summer, and ANA wants to get you up to speed!

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Nursing Workforce Development Programs Receive $71.3 Million in Grants

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development programs, which are administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), are the primary source of federal funding for nursing education and workforce development. These programs bolster nursing education at all levels, from entry-level preparation through the development of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). They also prepare faculty to teach the nation’s future nursing workforce.

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Final Health Policy Rules Impact Nursing Practice & Patient Care

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Nurses may be interested to know about recent final rules which may directly impact the practice of nursing, patient care and access, and health care policy at the federal level. Executive agencies and departments are required to publish notices of all rules and decisions in the Federal Register, and accept public comments on proposed rules. Final rules are not open for comment, and become part of U.S. law in the Code of Federal Regulations.

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What’s Going On in Health Reform

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

With Congress mired indefinitely in political conflict over possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act, federal departments and agencies – as well as the states – are proceeding to carry out ACA’s blueprint for health reform according to schedule, as required by law. New regulatory rules, appointments, and programs are announced every day. Many of these will significantly impact patient care and access to health benefits – and thus nursing care and policy.

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