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February 14, 2013
Winner of Million Hearts Risk Check Challenge competition announced
A free, easy-to-use mobile application that helps people prevent heart disease is now available through iTunes.

February 13, 2013
HHS partners with Illinois on health insurance marketplace
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that Illinois has been conditionally approved to operate a State Partnership Marketplace (Exchange), which will be ready for open enrollment in October 2013.

February 12, 2013
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced nearly $98 million in funding for 13 state housing agencies for rental assistance to extremely low-income persons with disabilities, many of whom are transitioning out of institutional settings or are at high risk of homelessness.

February 11, 2013
Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services announce record-breaking recoveries resulting from joint efforts to combat health care fraud
Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today released a new report showing that for every dollar spent on health care-related fraud and abuse investigations in the last three years, the government recovered $7.90. This is the highest three-year average return on investment in the 16-year history of the Health Care Fraud and Abuse (HCFAC) Program.

February 8, 2013
HHS enforces equal access for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in New York and DC
HHS has taken two important enforcement actions to ensure deaf and hard of hearing individuals living in New York and Washington, D.C., have equal access to programs and services provided by local government agencies.

February 6, 2013
National Health Service Corps expands the primary care workforce
The National Health Service Corps awarded more than $10 million in funding for loan repayment to 87 medical students in 29 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

February 4, 2013
At-risk Latinas targeted in heart attack awareness campaign
The Obama Administration today issued proposed rules for public comment regarding contraceptive coverage with no cost sharing under the health care law. The HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH) today launched its new heart attack awareness campaign, “Haga La Llamada, ¡No Pierda Tiempo!" targeting Spanish-speaking women age 50 and over.

February 4, 2013
Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on African-American History Month
This February, we celebrate African-American History Month and honor the remarkable contributions that African-Americans have made to the nation’s progress.

February 4, 2013
Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on American Heart Month
This February, HHS celebrates American Heart Month, heart health, and the initiatives set forward to improve heart health for all Americans, including Million Hearts and The Heart Truth.

February 4, 2013
Reforms of regulatory requirements to save health care providers $676 million annually
Reforms to Medicare regulations identified as unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome on hospitals and health care providers would save nearly $676 million annually, and $3.4 billion over five years, through a rule proposed today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services (CMS).

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