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HHS secretary says 6.4 million sign up for 2015 HealthCare.gov plans

(Reuters) - About 6.4 million Americans have enrolled for individual insurance plans for 2015 through HealthCare.gov, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said on Tuesday. HealthCare.gov sells individual plans created by the national healthcare reform law in 36 states. Show More Summary

$150,000 HIPAA Settlement Following Breach of Unsecured PHI Due To Malware

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced on December 8, 2014 that a community behavioral health organization agreed to pay $150,000 and adopt a corrective action plan to settle potential violations related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Proposed Rule Would Allow Secret Abortion Surcharge in Obamacare

Congressman Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican, and over 75 Members of Congress have filed a comment letter with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) opposing the abortion aspects of the proposed rule on “HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016” for the Obamacare marketplace. Specifically the lawmakers object to […]

Texas Media Forgot to Report $30 Million Feds Gave To Pre-K

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) jointly announced on December 10 that 18 states were awarded a huge prize -- Big Ed's Head Start Jr. -- preschool development and expansion grants totaling more than $226 million under the Preschool Development Grants. Show More Summary

Desperate for Obamacare Sign-Ups, HHS Partners With PayNearMe To Reach 'Financially Underserved'

The severe unpopularity of Obamacare has led the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to announce a partnership with technology company PayNearMe to reach what it refers to as the “financially underserved” and others who use mainly cash to pay for purchases. Show More Summary

PayNearMe partners with Washington to promote the Health Insurance Marketplace to the underbanked

2 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

With Open Enrollment season fast approaching for the Affordable Care Act, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is turning to Silicon Valley to more effectively reach eligible consumers. Later today at a live event...Show More Summary

Texas Gets $30M Pre-K Consolation Prize From Feds

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell jointly announced on Wednesday, December 10 that 18 states were awarded preschool development and expansion grants totaling more thanShow More Summary

Kathleen Sebelius: Obamacare Needs a Name Change

Former Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the deeply unpopular Obamacare program is working but needs a name change. "Obamacare, no question, has a very bad brand that has been driven intentionally by a lot of misinformation and a lot of paid advertising," said Sebelius on Wednesday. Show More Summary

HHS Marginalizes Its Own Ethics Body for Criticizing Controversial Study on Premature Infants

A watchdog group has revealed that the Department of Health and Human Services is marginalizing its own ethics body for pointing out that its controversial study of premature babies failed to disclose foreseeable risks of blindness, neurological damage and death to babies.

OH, HELL NO — PUT THE CHAIRS EXTRA-CLOSE TOGETHER: HHS asks GOP: Keep us away from Gruber. The …

OH, HELL NO — PUT THE CHAIRS EXTRA-CLOSE TOGETHER: HHS asks GOP: Keep us away from Gruber. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is asking lawmakers not to seat ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber next to Medicare’s top official when the two testify on Capitol Hill next week. HHS Assistant Secretary for Legislation Jim […]

Obamacare applications hit 1.5 million in first two weeks

The Department of Health and Human Services reports that at the end of week two of open enrollment in Obamacare 1.5 million people had applied, and more than 765,000 people had selected plans. HHS provides full details. New customers are holding steady at just under 50 percent, while just over 50 percent are people who are currently enrolled. Show More Summary

Wow! Obama HHS Paid Baptist Children & Family Services $182,129,786 for FOUR MONTHS to House Illegals

The Obama Health and Human Services paid Baptist Children and Family Services (BCFS) $182,129,786 to provide “basic shelter care” to 2,400 “unaccompanied alien children” (UAC) for four months in 2014. The funds covered free laptops, big screen TVs, $75 a … Continue reading ?

Kathleen Sebelius: 'Americans Have No Idea What Insurance Is About'

Former Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Tuesday that passage of the highly unpopular Obamacare program has revealed Americans' ignorance about health insurance. "One of the things that we have learned...Show More Summary

Watchdog’s View: HHS inspector general talks Healthcare.gov, Ebola, Obamacare

Daniel Levinson has served as inspector general of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department since 2005, working for two presidents, monitoring two of the largest Medicare expansions in U.S. history and keeping watch of an organization that accounted for about $1 trillion in federal spending this year. Levinson said he’s been accused of sounding […]

HHS To Push Obamacare On 'Black Friday'

The federal government is teaming up with health care groups to promote Obamacare on Black Friday, according to an announcement from the Department of Health and Human Services. The department and popular websites including The Knot,...Show More Summary

PACHA Seeking Nominations

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals for the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). PACHA provides advice and recommendations on HIV-related issues and policies to the HHS Secretary and the White House. Show More Summary

Obama Admin Admits it Inflated Obamacare Numbers by 1.3 Million

President Barack Obama's much-touted 8 million Obamacare enrollment number was inflated by 1.3 million, the Obama administration now admits. "The mistake we made is unacceptable," tweeted Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell. Show More Summary

If You Like Your Obamacare Health Plan, You Can Keep It, If HHS Doesn't Pick a New One For You

last monthNews : Reason

Here's a Friday Obamacare news-dump for you: In a 300-page regulatory proposal released late this afternoon,  the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it is considering changing Obamacare's auto-renewal rules so that, instead...Show More Summary

HHS Director: Inflation of Obamacare Enrollment Numbers ‘Unacceptable’

last monthNews : Mediaite

In a Facebook Q&A with MSBNC host Chris Hayes, Health and Human Services Director Sylvia Burwell called the erroneous conflation of dental sign-ups with Obamacare enrollments last spring "unacceptable."

Office 365 cloud platform chosen by US Department of Health and Human Services

The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is moving its email application and collaboration services to the Microsoft Office 365 solution that is hosted in a Government Community Cloud, it was announced Thursday. The move involves approximately 125,000 seats, writes Greg Myers, vice president of Microsoft Federal, in a blog post. Show More Summary

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