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Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment is from November 15-December 31. Many of the plans have changed so it's a good idea to compare the plans and enroll now. Medicare Open Enrollment

HHS Financial Report for 2008

The NEW 2008 Agency Financial Report is now available. Learn what auditors say about HHS stewardship of public funds.

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See HHS Budget and Performance Information for links to in-depth information about the HHS budget and how our programs are performing.

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Of Interest: Stop Smoking

a photo of a crushed cigarette Fewer and fewer adult Americans are smoking each year. Quitting smoking can save your life. Smoking causes at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths and is responsible for early cardiovascular disease and death.

On November 20, join with millions of other smokers to take part in the Great American Smokeout and say "no" to tobacco for 24 hours. 70 percent of US smokers say they want to quit, and smoking cessation has substantial and immediate health benefits. Just 20 minutes after you quit smoking, your heart rate and blood pressure drops and after a year your excessive risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smokers. 15 years after you quit smoking, your risk of coronary heart disease is that of a non-smokers. Stop smoking today!

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