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Tell the Department of Health and Human Services: Discrimination is Not Okay

A proposed regulation from the Trump-Pence Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would blatantly allow healthcare providers a license to discriminate based on their own personal beliefs. By weaponizing HHS rules...Show More Summary

HHS Region VI Summit at UT Southwestern Targets Strategies to Combat Opioid Crisis

Officials from five states including Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas gathered at UT Southwestern Medical Center today for a regional summit with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the nation's $78 billion opioid crisis.

Lesbian Couple Rejected from Fostering Because They Don't "Mirror the Holy Family"

4 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Katie Herzog The alleged Holy Family. Getty Images On Tuesday, Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit against Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The suit was filed on behalf...Show More Summary

Gleanings: March 2018

Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our March issue). Trump turns Obama’s HHS into pro-life advocate A new division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be dedicated to hearing complaints from health workers who face discrimination for refusing services that violate their religious beliefs. Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood: It’s “Discrimination” Against Women If We Don’t Force Doctors to Do Abortions

Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, is encouraging their supporters to tell the Department of Health Human Services (HHS) that a proposed rule to strengthen conscience protections for healthcare providers is “dangerous”...Show More Summary

CDC director resigns amid controversy over financial conflicts

A spokesperson for newly confirmed Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar announced on Wednesday that the director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, had resigned earlier in the morning. The HHS spokesperson said that Azar had accepted Fitzgerald’s resignation, who resigned “due to the nature of…financial interests” from […]

Director of CDC resigns over financial conflicts: officials

2 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters) - Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald has resigned her post as director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over financial conflicts of interest, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Wednesda...

Federal Register: The New HHS Religious and Conscience Rights Office WILL Include Vaccine Protections

by Ginger Taylor Yesterday, the federal register published the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Office of the Secretary, HHS, A Proposed Rule by the Health and Human Services Department called, "Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority."...

The Big Pharma-Government Revolving Door Is Spinning

You may have heard that there’s a new secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the United States. HHS is the department that guides the nation’s healthcare programs and policy, and the person in charge has a huuuge influence over the cost and scope of the medical care that Americans receive. Show More Summary

Alex Azar Confirmed as HHS Secretary, 'Anti-Capitalist' Marches Against Davos, New North Korea Sanctions: P.M. Links

2 months agoNews : Reason

Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) was the only Republican to vote against Alex Azar, who was confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services today. Several Democratic mayors skipped a planned meeting at the White House today in response to aShow More Summary

Senate confirms HHS secretary with radical views on health, pharmaceuticals

The Senate Wednesday quietly confirmed an anti-abortion former pharmaceutical executive, Alex Azar, to the nation’s top public health post as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quietly put forward Azar’s nomination forward Monday night right after voting to end the government shutdown. Show More Summary

Here’s how Texas is using Medicaid to defund Planned Parenthood

Republicans in Congress weren’t able to “defund” Planned Parenthood last year, but some remain hopeful that they can in 2018. While eyes fixate on Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) — an agency packed with anti-abortion sympathizers — signaled it would approve efforts to withhold federal dollars to Planned Parenthood if states asked. […]

It’s Official: Trump Turns HHS from Pro-Life Antagonist to Advocate

Department of Health and Human Services reverses Obama-era policies on Planned Parenthood funding. The Trump administration continued to move toward pro-life policies and against Planned Parenthood with further guidance issued todayShow More Summary

HHS releases new rule on health workers' religious, moral objections

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Health and Human Services officials said the initiatives were part of the Trump administration's “pro-life mission."

HHS’s New Rule Allows Health Care Workers to Discriminate Against LGBTQ People and Abortion Seekers

The Department of Health and Human Services has announced a new rule intended to expand “conscience protections” for health workers who don’t want to treat transgender patients or perform abortions under the auspices of religious liberty. Show More Summary

HHS ‘Religious Freedom’ Division Will Hurt Trans People the Most

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division to be housed within the HHS Office for Civil Rights. What...Show More Summary

Trump’s HHS announces plan to protect conscience rights of health care workers

Not long after rolling back the Obama-era HHS contraceptive mandate (which is now left to the courts), the Trump administration has announced a plan to reshape the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights in order to provide health workers with greater religious and moral conscience protections. Show More Summary

HHS Unveils “Religious Freedom” Division For Health Workers Who Want To Refuse LGBT Patients [VIDEO]

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

ABC News reports: The Trump administration announced on Thursday a new division within the Department of Health and Human Services devoted to “conscience and religious freedom.” Social conservatives and religious liberty leaders have...Show More Summary

HRC Responds to the Trump-Pence Administration’s Launch of Unnecessary “Conscience” Division at HHS

HRC responded to the Trump-Pence Administration’s creation of the Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom at the Department of Health and Human Services, which could enable discrimination against LGBTQ people, women, and others: “LGBTQ...Show More Summary

Soon your doctor might be able to refuse care for “moral” reasons

A proposed rule under review at the White House would create a new division of conscience and religious freedom division inside the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) that would allow healthcare providers to opt out of treating...Show More Summary

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