Category Federal 31 articles to read

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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U.S. Health Coverage and Spending

In 2016, the United States had an estimated population of 318 million individuals. Most of those individuals had private health insurance or received health care services under a federal program (such as Medicare or Medicaid). About 8.6 % of the U.S. population was uninsured (Table 1). Individuals (including those who were uninsured), health insurers, and federal and state governments spent approximately $3. 2 trillion on various types of health consumption expenditures (HCE) in 2016, which accounted for 17.1 % of the nation’s gross domestic product.
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Medicare and Budget Sequestration

Summary. Sequestration is the automatic reduction (i.e., cancellation) of certain federal spending, generally by a uniform percentage. The sequester is a budget enforcement tool that was established by Congress in the…
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How Many People Experience Homelessness

Attempts by the federal government to estimate the number of people who are homeless have only taken place on a regular basis for a little more than a decade. Prior…
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