Funding Health Care Expansions

US: Most Small Businesses Will Get Tax Credits Under Health Care Law, According To Report

Most Small Businesses Will Get Tax Credits Under Overhaul, According To Report

News reports follow Families USA's continuing rollout of state-by-state studies on the number of small businesses that will be eligible for tax credits to help cover health costs under the new overhaul law, a vast majority according to the studies.

US: As Economy Takes Toll, Mental Health Budgets Shrink

Mental health policies in America have changed radically over the past 60 years. A one-time emphasis on caring for patients in large institutions has shifted to treating them in outpatient settings in the community. The ways mental disorders are diagnosed and categorized have changed. And the use of psychotropic medications is more prevalent than it used to be.

Project to Get Veterans VA Benefits Expands Access, Saves Millions of State Medicaid Dollars

Based on an innovative model from Washington state, states have the opportunity to help veterans improve their benefits and save millions of dollars for their own budgets.

Federal Health Reform Benefits for Early Retirees Begins on June 1st

One of the immediate benefits of the Affordable Care Act is the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program.  Beginning June 1, 2010, this new reinsurance reimbursement program is available to group health plan sponsors who provide medical coverage to early retirees and their spouses, surviving spouses and dependents.

Extending Coverage by Keeping Youth on their Parents Health Care Plan

Young adults between the ages of 19 and 29 represent one of the largest and fastest-growing segments ofthe U.S. population without health care coverage.  In an effort toensure that all Americans are insured a growing number of states have enacted legislation to allow children to stay on their parents' health insurance plans well into adulthood.