Tag Archives: Health Care

HHS Conference Call on the Partnership for Patients

Please join HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and CMS Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick for a conference call on Friday, July 8, at 12pm ET to celebrate the initial phase of the Partnership for Patients and offer recognition and thanks to the nearly 4,500 organizations — including over 2,000 hospitals — that have officially committed to improving patient safety by joining the ... Read More »

NASW Applauds Efforts to Curb Smoking with FDA Tobacco Warnings

In a press conference today, the White House announced that beginning in 2012, the  FDA will require larger, more prominent cigarette health warnings on all cigarette packaging and advertisements in the United States.  This marks the first change in cigarette warnings in more than 25 years and is a significant advancement in communicating the dangers of smoking.  Social workers – particularly ... Read More »

State Toolkit – New Health Care Law Provisions for Young Adults

Getting Covered is a campaign to inform young adults and their families about the provision in the new health care law that allows young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance plans until age 26. This provision is important. It has the potential to cover over 2 million of our nation’s 18.9 million uninsured young adults. And it will ... Read More »

Celebrate National Women’s Health Week, May 8-14

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women’s Health has designated May 8 – 14 as the 12th annual celebration of National Women’s Health Week (NWHW).  During this week, communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups come together to promote women’s health.  The theme for 2011 is “It’s Your Time.”  It emphasizes the National Women’s Health ... Read More »

Congressional Briefing: Implications of Health Care Reform on the Social Work Profession, Feb 16, 2011

Update 2/18/2011 – Click here to view remarks from this Congressional Briefing. NASW is pleased to announce that Congressman Edolphus Towns, sponsor of the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act, and a professional social worker, is holding a congressional briefing entitled, “Implications of Health Care Reform on the Social Work Profession” on February 16, ... Read More »

The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan—New Coverage Option for the Uninsured

Social workers should be aware of an important component of the Affordable Care Act, which can provide immediate coverage for Individuals with pre-existing health care conditions. The Federal Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) is a transitional program that will be in effect until 2014, when the new Health Insurance Exchanges become operational. The PCIP offers comprehensive benefits including physician’s services, ... Read More »

News from the Hill – January 2011

CAPTA Reauthorization Bill Signed Into Law On December 20, President Obama signed into law the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Reauthorization Act of 2010 (CAPTA), formerly S. 3817. The law promotes the use of differential response in child protective services, gives special attention to the co-occurrence of child maltreatment and domestic violence, and sharpens the prevention focus of the community-based ... Read More »

News from the Hill – May 2010, Second Edition

Political Climate The primary season began in earnest on Tuesday, May 18 and we learned several important lessons that night.  For one, voter turnout was not particularly high, defying the expectations of many observers who believed voter anger would voice itself loudly at the first opportunity.  Second, the night clearly went better for Democrats than it did for Republicans.  The ... Read More »