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HRSA congratulates the 10 winners from Phase 1 of the Bridging the Word Gap Challenge! Each winner receives a $10,000 cash prize and will have access to mentors who will assist them in designing appropriate testing methodologies. From now until August, each of the winners will prototype or implement their proposed innovation, and test its effectiveness. Submissions will then be judged again, and up to 5 individuals/teams will win Phase 2 and move on to Phase 3, the final phase of the Challenge.

Learn more about the Word Gap Challenge and see the winning entries.

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A new report released this month finds that the provisions of the Affordable Care Act have resulted in an estimated 20 million people gaining health insurance coverage between the passage of the law in 2010 and early 2016—an historic reduction in the uninsured. Those provisions include Medicaid expansion, Health Insurance Marketplace coverage, and changes in private insurance that allow young adults to stay on their parent’s health insurance plans and require plans to cover people with pre-existing health conditions.

“Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 20 million Americans have gained health care coverage,” said HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.  “We have seen progress in the last six years that the country has sought for generations. Americans with insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace or through their employers have benefited from better coverage and a reduction in the growth of health care costs.”

Read the report on Health Insurance Coverage and the ACA.

HRSA Website - New Year, New Look

We continue to roll out improvements to the HRSA website, and have redesigned the About section of the site

The new design is easier to navigate and responsive, so that it adapts automatically for mobile devices and tablets.

This is part of our continued effort throughout the year to improve our services.

See the redesigned HRSA website.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2017

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