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Tyndall AFB No Longer Considered for Housing Immigrant Children

PANAMA CITY -- The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has decided not to house any undocumented immigrants or refugees at Tyndall Air Force Base....

HHS budget would rise to $1.1 trillion and encourage states to expand Medicaid

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Spending for the Department of Health and Human Services would increase to $1.1 trillion under a proposal that would add large mandatory expenditures for cancer research and fighting drug addictions while slightly decreasing the department’s discretionary programs.Read full article >>

HHS Rules Trans Woman Entitled to Surgery Under Medicare

The decision comes just as the Department of Health and Human Services is deciding whether to implement the Affordable Care Act’s endorsement of trans-affirming healthcare for private insurers.

HHS Rules Transgender Woman Entitled to Surgical Benefits Provided by Medicare Advantage Insurers

Post submitted by HRC Fellow Breanna Diaz Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ruled for the first time that transgender people are entitled to surgical benefits provided under Medicare Advantage insurers, including gender affirming surgery. Attorney Ezra Young, who initiated the case on behalf of his client, Ms. Show More Summary

What the Presidential Candidates Get Wrong About Drug Prices

Presidential candidate and Art of the Deal author Donald Trump recently embraced the idea of having the government (presumably the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)) negotiate drug prices in Medicare. He asserted that "doing so could save $300 billion per year" and that the U.S. Show More Summary

Death of EHR "Meaningul Use" imminent. (Hopefully the death of the 'National Programme for Health IT in the HHS' is imminent, too.)

I've written a number of posts on the Orwellian-named "Meaningful Use" experiment with electronic health records systems, imposed upon United States physicians by the Department of Health and Human Services through its Office of theShow More Summary

CrossChx, Former HHS Innovators Partner to Build The ‘Internet of Healthcare’

CrossChx, a provider of identity resolution for smarter healthcare is teaming up with Bryan Sivak (former CTO of Health and Human Services) and Dr. Jacob Reider, (former Chief Medical Officer and later Deputy National Coordinator ofShow More Summary

HHS New Tool Makes It Easier for Transgender Patients to Find ACA Coverage They Need

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) added a new page to HealthCare.gov to address issues facing transgender people accessing health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The page provides consumers with...Show More Summary

Hobby Lobby 2: Executive-Agency Boogaloo

The Supreme Court said in Hobby Lobby that, under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) could not apply its contraceptive mandate to closely held for-profit corporations when doing so would violate the owners’ sincere religious beliefs. Show More Summary

Patient Advocates Commend HHS’ New HIPAA Guidance on Patients’ Rights to Their Health Data

The GetMyHealthData Campaign is commending the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for offering new guidance on patients’ rights to access their health records under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule. Show More Summary

Leading Patient Advocates Welcome HHS’ New Guidance on HIPAA

The GetMyHealthData Campaign is commending the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for offering new guidance on patients’ rights to access their health records under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule. Show More Summary

Feds Move Illegal Immigrants to Different Facilities in Texas, Won’t Provide a Head Count

The Department of Health and Human Services (known as HHS) is being very secretive about how many illegal immigrants are being moved within the state of Texas.

Planned Parenthood’s Fetal Tissue Research to be Investigated

The inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will conduct an investigation into fetal tissue research, a victory for the pro-life movement.

U.S. Health Inspectors Launch Probe of Fetal Tissue Research

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) inspector general will launch an investigation into federal oversight of current fetal tissue research in the U.S., officials announced this week. The probe will review detailsShow More Summary

Campaign Fact-Check: Rand Paul’s ‘HHS Investigation of Planned Parenthood’s Tissue Practices’

Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul (R-KY) announced Tuesday that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would be launching an investigation into "Planned Parenthood’s unconscionable" fetal tissue donation practices. Image:...Show More Summary

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (Guideline) - Regulations.gov

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the opening of a docket to obtain public comment on the draft CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (Guideline). Show More Summary

Obama’s HHS says They Can’t Afford Incoming Wave of Unaccompanied Minor Illegal Immigrants

The head of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia Burwell admitted such during a congressional hearing, that the federal government could not afford taking care of these unaccompanied minors flowing into the U.S. (i.e. a push for more money)

LGBT Health Issues Advancing According to HHS Report

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) LGBT Issues Coordinating Committee released its annual report on the agency’s actions taken and proposed for the coming year to improve the health and well-being of LGBT Americans. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: December 9, 2015

HHS PARTNERS WITH LGBT ORGS TO PROMOTE OPEN ENROLLMENT: Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced partnerships with key national organizations to support LGBT outreach and enrollment efforts during 2016 Open Enrollment. Show More Summary

ObamaCare Bailout is an “Obligation” of the Feds, says HHS

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 […]

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