Affordable Care Act

After a slow start, especially for the federally run health insurance marketplace serving 36 states, nearly 365,000 Americans made it through the application process and selected a health insurance plan, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Dec. 11, 2013. The number selecting a plan in November was more than double the number in October, the first month the marketplaces were operational.

If she were a governor today, Kathleen Sebelius would take the Medicaid expansion the federal government is offering.

Sebelius, a former Kansas governor and the current secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said it just makes fiscal sense for states.

Certified peer specialists support people recovering from a mental illness or addiction. Peer specialists can ease the scarcity of mental health workers as the demand for mental health services increases under the Affordable Care Act.

Do you know what World War II, the Affordable Care Act, and about 800,000 Americans have in common?

Workplace wellness programs are gaining popularity in the United States, however a new study by RAND Corporation shows that the 6 billion dollar wellness program industry does not produce the intended healthier outcomes.