Category Federal 24 articles to read

Federal Requirements on Private Health Insurance Plans

Summary. A majority of Americans have health insurance from the private health insurance (PHI) market. Health plans sold in the PHI market must comply with requirements at both the state and…
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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

What is SSDI? Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal social insurance program that provides monthly cash benefits to nonelderly disabled workers and their eligible dependents, provided the worker paid…
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The National Health Service Corps

Summary. The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) provides scholarships and loan repayments to health care providers in exchange for a period of service in a health professional shortage area (HPSA). The…
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Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant

The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant is a federal-state partnership program that aims to improve the health of low-income pregnant women, mothers, and children. In addition, the…
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Health Care for Dependents and Survivors of Veterans

Summary. The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) was established by the Veterans Health Care Expansion Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-82). CHAMPVA is primarily a…
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Welfare Reform: Work Status of Single Mothers, In Brief

Introduction. The 1996 welfare reform law (P.L. 104-193) was the culmination of decades of efforts to revamp how needy families with children were assisted. In particular, the welfare reform debates focused…
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