Human Services

Latest Human Services Items
  • Kids in need edged out in Head Start program in the U.S. Virgin Islands

    Some of the neediest children in the U.S. Virgin Islands are not being put at the top of the list to qualify for the territory's Head Start program, a new report said.


  • 1 million Floridians signed up for health care

    Florida nearly doubled enrollment in health plans during March, bringing the total to nearly 1 million enrollees in exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, far surpassing White House goals and beating out three dozen other states, according to figures released Thursday.


  • State agency: Health exchange owes us $4.9M

    Hawaii's Department of Human Services may seek about $4.9 million from the Legislature next year to cover money owed by the state's troubled health insurance exchange, agency officials told state lawmakers Wednesday.


  • Medicaid expansion support waning in Fla. Senate

    One of Medicaid expansion's biggest allies in the Florida Legislature is growing cold on the idea, which leaves the possibility of extending insurance to more than 1 million of the state's most vulnerable nearly dead in the water before the session begins.


  • 63 percent of RI insurance sign-ups for Medicaid

    Sixty-three percent of enrollments for health coverage during the first three months of Rhode Island's new insurance marketplace have been for Medicaid, rather than private plans, state officials said Monday.


  • **FILE** President Obama (Associated Press)

    Obama tells insurer to reverse rate hike

    The Obama administration on Monday called on a Mennonite-owned health insurance company to cancel its proposed 11.6 percent rate hike, marking the first time the government has tried to pressure a private company under the new health care law.


  • ** FILE ** (Associated Press)

    Colo. proposal would impose parameters on day care centers

    A 98-page proposal to intensify regulations governing Colorado child care centers would require a previously unseen level of detail, including specifications for the number of crayons, paintbrushes and blocks per art kit, the racial composition of dolls and the number of nature scenes per classroom.


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