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Regulatory Incompetence (and King v. Burwell) Could Save the Nuns

Obamacare imposes a requirement that employers provide insurance that covers “preventive care” for women, but does not specify what that entails. The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) determined that “preventive care” includes...Show More Summary

Obama Admin Defends Planned Parenthood: It Didn’t Break the Law Selling Aborted Babies

The Charlotte Lozier Institute, the research arm of the Susan B. Anthony List, reported that President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rose to defend Planned Parenthood in the wake of numerous videos exposing the abortion company’s organ harvesting business. In a letter to Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), HHS […]

During National Health Center Week, HHS announces an additional $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 community health centers

Contact: HRSA Press Office 301-443-3376 Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced on August 11 that $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 new health center sites in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services in communities that need them...

Why it’s time for the government to be part of the public conversation about health and health care

Editor’s Note: Susannah Fox is the Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She advises AIDS.gov on digital strategies. We encourage you to read her blog and follow her on Twitter: @SusannahFox . The public conversation about health and health care can be fast-paced and free-wheeling — words not often associated...

HHS And State Investigations Find No Violations Of Fetal Tissue Laws After Witch Hunt Sparked By Deceptively-Edited Videos

The Department of Health and Human Services found no violations of fetal tissue laws when it comes to tissue obtained from nonprofits, joining a series of state investigations that have cleared Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing in response...Show More Summary

HHS World Hepatitis Day Observance Showcased Progress & Collaboration

On July 28, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted the fifth annual observance of World Hepatitis Day to continue raising awareness of the burden of viral hepatitis both here in the U.S. and around the world. Globally, viral hepatitis affects 400 million people and kills over 1.4 million people annually , and...

50 Years of Medicare and Medicaid

Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) celebrated the 50th Anniversary for Medicare and Medicaid.

Obama Admin Won’t Say if Planned Parenthood Doc Who Sold Aborted Babies Got Taxpayer Funding

This past week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) denied a request from Federalist reporter, Mary Hasson, regarding information on federal funds Planned Parenthood’s Medical Director, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, received for advice on “healthy baby” births. Show More Summary

Inside the Republican war on vegetables

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

In 1985, in an attempt to keep up with advances in research on nutrition and health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) assigned the task to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a panel of nationally recognized experts in the...

Republicans have a beef with the USDA after dietary panel recommends less red meat

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

In 1985, in an attempt to keep up with advances in research on nutrition and health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) assigned the task to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a panel of nationally recognized experts in the...

Proposed Federal Dietary Guidelines Hard to Swallow for Some Lawmakers

In 1985, in an attempt to keep up with advances in research on nutrition and health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) assigned the task to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a panel of nationally recognized experts in the field of diet and nutrition. Show More Summary

Cheers, relief and tears for HHS chief after high court ends Obamacare fight

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

When Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell saw on her office computer that the Supreme Court was about to release the much-anticipated ruling on Obamacare, she rushed out of her office and down the hall to a conference room where about two dozen senior staff were gathered. Before she got there, she heard a cheer erupt from the room.Read full article >>

Former HHS Secretary Sebelius says health law strengthened with latest Supreme Court decision

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw Obamacare's passage and rocky implementation, said on Friday that the Supreme Court's latest decision on the law will strengthen it against leadership changes in the future. Show More Summary

Court Rules Obama Admin Can Make Christian University Obey HHS Abortion Mandate

Earlier this week, religious employers suffered another loss at the hands of the coercive Obamacare Health and Human Services mandate. A U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit panel ruled against East Texas Baptist University and a group of other non-profit religious employers in their challenge to the Obamacare requirement that they facilitate health […]

HHS Removes Extra Hurdle For Marijuana Research

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

The process for studying the potential medical benefits of marijuana became more streamlined on Tuesday, when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services eliminated a controversial requirement for Public Health Service review of non-federally funded research protocols involving marijuana.

Pioneer ACOs: Anatomy Of A ‘Victory’

By JEFF GOLDSMITH and NATHAN KAUFMAN On May 4, 2015 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Burwell announced that the Pioneer ACO program had saved the federal government $384 million and improved quality in its first two years and would therefore be expanded. HHS also released a 130 page independent program evaluation by

The FBI just made the largest ever healthcare fraud bust

This week the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and local law enforcement in 17 different cities across the country arrested 243 individuals for an alleged $712 million in fraudulent Medicare...Show More Summary

HHS Awards $200k Grant for Diabetes Patient Engagement

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has awarded a $200,000 grant to Butler Health System and Madison-based Wellbe as part of the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program to support diabetes self-management using online patient engagement. Grant Details The project will serve rural areas of Butler, Venango, Lawrence, and Clarion counties... Read More

Networks Skip Report Feds Unable to Verify $2.8 Billion in ObamaCare Subsidies

The top English and Spanish networks refused to cover on Tuesday evening the findings of a federal audit report from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) that concluded that just under $3...Show More Summary

Faith Leaders and Dept. of Health & Human Services Explore LGBT Health Resources

On May 20, the Department of Health and Human Services(HHS) convened a group of national LGBTQ faith leaders to discuss how HHS can bring our LGBTQ community into the work they do with faith congregations around health concerns. This event was part of an ongoing effort by the Obama Administration to respond to the oft-neglected needs […]

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