The Washington Examiner with more on this outrageous claim by HHS: The Department of Health and Human Services attempted to reassure private insurers on Thursday that they’ll be able to recover losses from participating in Obamacare by claiming it was an “obligation” of the U.S. government to bail them out. At issue is a provision […]
Sylvia Burwell, head of the Health and Human Services, on open enrollment, Medicaid expansion in Georgia, and the CDC’s continued fight against Ebola.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought by Little Sisters of the Poor and other faith-based groups, who say that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) didn’t adequately accommodate their religious beliefs when working around the Court’s previous ruling in Hobby Lobby. The case held that the government could not require closely-held corporations and […]
he American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and groups including The Obesity Society (TOS) and Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), filed a complaint this month with U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) claiming...Show More Summary
In a friendly exchange with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell on Tuesday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell tried to tee up the Obama administration cabinet official to slam Republican presidential frontrunner BenShow More Summary
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Today - Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., toured the Mayo Clinic Biobank, discussing the Precision Medicine Initiative with leadership from the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and Mayo Medical Laboratories. Show More Summary
HHS aims to sign up more than 1 out of every 4 uninsured consumers eligible for coverage U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that she expects 10 million individuals to be enrolled in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces and paying their premiums – so-called effectuated coverage – at...
For the second year in a row, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) estimates that enrollment in the health insurance exchanges will come in far below earlier projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). According...Show More Summary
Last week U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has included sexual orientation and gender identity data collection to its requirements for Electronic Health Records (EHRs) certified under the Meaningful Use program.
Harris Health System is the only healthcare system in the nation awarded a $150,000 grant to help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) develop and improve ways to share cybersecurity threat information and protect the critical cyber infrastructure of the nation's public and private healthcare sector.
Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger, Patrick J. Michaels The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services made headlines last winter when they released the draft form of their updated dietary guidelines and revealed that they...Show More Summary
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $685 million in awards to 39 national and regional health care networks and supporting organizations to help equip more than 140,000 clinicians with the tools and support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information, and reduce costs. The Transforming Clinical Practice...
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals to be considered for appointment as members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). All nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on October 9, 2015. The PACHA is a federal advisory committee within HHS. It...
An appeals court has ruled against the Department of Health and Human Services' birth control mandate, arguing that it does not sufficiently protect religious liberty.
Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced nearly $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support health centers nationwide in providing primary care services to those who need them most. The awards include approximately $350 million for 1,184 health centers to increase access to services such as medical, oral, behavioral, pharmacy,...
"HHS finds heavy marijuana use soaring among young people," the press release from Project SAM, the nation's leading anti-marijuana legalization group, said. "Today, the Department of Health and Human Services found that heavy marijuana use among monthly users – defined as 20 or more days of marijuana use per month – significantly increased among 12-to-17 year-olds […]
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
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 […]
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...
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