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[AUDIO] Medicaid for South Carolina Children

Listen as South Carolina Appleseed’s Director Sue Berkowitz discusses the annoucement of Medicaid enrollment for children in South Carolina, and shares what it means for the state.

Nearly $230M Invested in National Health Service Corps in 2012

Nearly $230 million has been invested in the National Health Service Corps this year, according to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Included in these investments are 4,600 loan repayment and scholarships to clinicians and students, and grants awarded to 32 states to aid their state loan repayment programs.

“Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the National Health Service Corps is providing loans and scholarships to more doctors, nurses, and other health care providers, so more people get the care they need,” said Secretary Sebelius. “National Health Service Corps clinicians are providing care to approximately 10.4 million patients across the country.”

Founded in 1970, the National Health Services Corps, administered by HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration, has provided health care to communities across the country by supporting more than 42,000 primary health care practitioners over its 40-year history. It has nearly 10,000 providers.

For more on this announcement, click here.

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death among American women. Check out the video below of Secretary of  Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius on the importance of early detection and prevention methods.

(Video courtesy of http://www.hhs.gov)

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