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Journalist Jailed For Questioning HHS Secretary Says He Was Just Doing His Job

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The West Virginia journalist who was arrested after shouting questions last week at Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Tuesday that he’s surprised by the attention his case has received. Dan Heyman, a Public News Service...Show More Summary

Trump’s New HHS Official Charmaine Yoest Is a Major Transphobe

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Charmaine Yoest, the recently appointed assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, was already noted for virulently anti-choice views, having run an organization that aggressively sought to roll back aborti… Read The post Trump’s New HHS Official Charmaine Yoest Is a Major Transphobe appeared first on Towleroad.

Tom Price Praises West Virginia Police After Journalist Is Arrested for Asking Questions

After a reporter was arrested for asking HHS secretary Tom Price a question, Price commends the police. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price issued praise to the police officers in West Virginia for “doing what they thought was appropriate,” when they arrested a journalist who was attempting to ask him a question, according to Stat News. Show More Summary

What I Told HHS Secretary Tom Price About the 340B Drug Pricing Program

Last Friday, I had the privilege of meeting with Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price. I was invited to meet with Secretary Price for one of his listening sessions with industry experts and stakeholders. I appreciated...Show More Summary

West Virginia Reporter Arrested For Yelling Question At HHS Secretary

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Dan Heyman of the Public News Service was attempting to question Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price about pre-existing conditions. He was handcuffed and charged with a misdemeanor.

Journalist Arrested for Asking HHS Secretary a Question

Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post: As Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price walked through a hallway Tuesday in the West Virginia state capitol, veteran reporter Dan Heyman followed alongside him, holding up his phone to Price while attempting to ask him a question. Show More Summary

Grassley, Chaffetz Send Fiery Response To HHS Memo They Say Chills Whistleblowing

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Two influential Republican congressmen are blasting a Department of Health and Human Services memo to division heads as a “potentially illegal and unconstitutional” infringement on whistleblowers’ rig...

HHS Chief Insists Cutting Nearly $1 Trillion From Medicaid Will Help Patients

Slashing $880 billion from Medicaid will help make the program “more responsive” to users, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said. During an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union, Price repeatedly dodged questions aboutShow More Summary

AHCA Promotion Strategy: Lying

Sarah Kliff provides details on lies about the AHCA from Secretary of HHS Tom Price on vox.com. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price gave multiple interviews Sunday morning, defending the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. He repeatedly made false promises about what the American Health Care Act would do. He told CNN that [...]Show More Summary

How should opioids be prescribed?

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. in the midst of a major public health crisis regarding the misuse of opioid medications.| Today, more people die of overdoses related to the use of opioids than any other drug or medication. In fact, opioid deaths (including the use of heroin) have […]

Healthcare Just Got Really Complicated for Transgender Americans

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

The Department of Justice sent back Section 1557 of the Affordable Health Care Act to be reviewed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Section 1557 offered protection against discrimination for marginalized groups.

Trump Replaced Pro-Choice Obama Appointee with Pro-Life Activist

Charmaine Yoest, who formerly led the pro-life organization Americans United for Life (AUL), is now a government official at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Yoest will work as the department’s secretary of public affairs. She replaced the outgoing Obama appointee, who will be employed at Planned Parenthood, an abortion provider.

Trump Expected to Appoint Anti-Abortion, Anti-Contraception Activist to Key HHS Position 

According to a report from Politico, President Donald Trump is set to appoint Theresa Manning as deputy assistant secretary for population affairs in the Department of Health and Human Services. In that position, Manning will oversee the federal funding for family planning programs. Read more...

Trump Will Appoint a Zealot Who Insists Abortion Causes Breast Cancer to HHS Leadership

Donald Trump announced Friday that he is appointing an opponent of abortion, science, contraception, same-sex marriage, and common sense to the Department of Health and Human Services. Charmaine Yoest, who was until recently president of the radical anti-abortion group Americans United for Life, will serve as the agency’s assistant secretary for public affairs.

President Trump Names Pro-Life Leader to Key HHS Post, Replacing a Planned Parenthood Activist

President Donald Trump has named a pro-life leader to a top post at the Department of Health and Human Services, which often oversees and implements policies related to abortion. But the good news doesn’t end there, as the new pro-life appointee replaces a staunch abortion advocate who is now a vice president at the Planned […]

Trump names anti-abortion leader to high post at HHS

The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services. Charmaine … Click to Continue »

Trump’s latest HHS nominee has extensive ties to health care industry

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price faced an investigation for his health care industry stock trades this year, but the potential conflicts of interest in that department may not end with him. President Donald Trump’s pick for Price’s deputy secretary, Eric Hargan, may also be...

U.S. senator raises questions about hospital operator UHS

(Reuters) - A Republican senator said on Tuesday he had written to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) raising questions about reports of "troubling conduct" by psychiatric hospital operator Universal Health Services Inc.

ACA rule comments

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just released their final rule for the 2018 Exchange parameters. There are not too many surprises.  The theme is consistent.  Premiums are reduced for people who make more than 400% FPL by cutting benefits for people who make under 400% FPL.  It is a slight transfer of […]

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