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June Health Equity Link Newsletter - National Office of Minority Health

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For the full issue of the National Office on Minority Health's Health Equity Link, please click, HERE.

For issue, highlights, please visit links "In this issue," below. 

In this issue:

Men's Health Month 2018

Men's Health Week - June 11-17, 2018

World Sickle Cell Day - June 19, 2018

National HIV Testing Day – June 27, 2018

All of Us Research Program

Healthy Aging Summit - July 16-17, 2018

The OMHRC Knowledge Center

Medicaid Advantage Health News

Medicare Advantage Plans Cleared To Go Beyond Medical Coverage — Even Groceries

By Susan Jaffe 

Air conditioners for people with asthma, healthy groceries, rides to medical appointments and home-delivered meals may be among the new benefits added to Medicare Advantage coverage when new federal rules take effect next year.

On Monday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expandedhow it defines the “primarily health-related” benefits that insurers are allowed to include in their Medicare Advantage policies. And insurers would include these extras on top of providing the benefits traditional Medicare offers.

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