Launch of Health-Care Exchanges Around Corner

With just two months until the Oct. 1 deadline for states and the federal government to have their health-care exchanges up and running, now’s the time for consumers to learn how their insurance plans will operate under the Affordable Care Act. The individual mandate, which requires every U.S. citizen to either have health care or […]

Community health centers brace for health reform

Uninsured and diagnosed with HIV in 2004, Northeast Baltimore resident Dorothea Townes visits Chase Brexton Health Services’ Mount Vernon clinic at least once a month to pick up medications and get checkups. “It’s a big difference,” Townes, 49, said of the personalized treatment she receives compared with the care her friends get at hospitals. Community […]

Poverty up 20 percent among NJ children, report says

File photo of Cecilia Zalkind, executive director of the Advocates for Children of New Jersey, a research and advocacy group that released a report today the highlights growing child poverty in the state.Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger  TRENTON — On a routine visit to a soup kitchen in Newark last week, Kathleen DiChiara was struck by the […]

Study: Most health subsidies to aid working families – USA Today

President Obama is applauded after signing the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010.(Photo: Charles Dharapak, AP) WASHINGTON — The majority of tax subsidies to help Americans pay for health insurance starting in January will go to working families, according to a nationwide study to be released Thursday and obtained by USA TODAY. […]

Cash for a asking: From web-based charities to throng funding, Internet helps …

First-grade clergyman Mandy Taylor used an online present called donorschoose.org to get indispensable scholarship reserve for her Carpenter Hill Elementary class. by KIM HILSENBECK When first-grade clergyman Mandy Taylor indispensable scholarship reserve for her Carpenter Hill Elementary class, she incited to an online present called donorschoose.org. This nonprofit classification pairs adult donors with teachers’ projects […]