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Sep 29 2017
Tom Price, Trump's HHS Secretary, has been forced to resign after the story broke that he spent over 1 million dollars in taxpayer funds on private jet flights for both government work and personal travel.Vox CBN The Hill
Nov 29 2016
House Budge Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) has led efforts to craft a GOP alternative to the Affordable Care Act.Washington Times New York Times (News) Wall Street Journal (News)
Nov 13 2017
President Donald Trump named former Eli Lilly & Co. executive Alex Azar to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services after the prior secretary, Tom Price, resigned amid blowback over his taxpayer-funded private jet travel.Fox News (Online News) Bloomberg CBS News (Online)
Nov 28 2022
The use of masks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 has lingered as a talking point, particularly among conservative politicians, even as case numbers and severity of the virus have fallen from the peak of the pandemic.
Many leading Republicans have been critical of the preventative measure, including (among others) Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who earlier this year chastised a groupNewsweek
Aug 29 2013
As part of its continued effort to solidify Affordable Care Act regulations before insurance exchanges open on October 1, the Department of Health and Human Services finalized a new rule on Wednesday clarifying how a number of issues will be handled in the new marketplaces.CNN (Online News)
Jul 15 2020
The Trump Administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and send all coronavirus patient information to a central database at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington.
Health officials are raising concerns that the data will be politicized or withheld from the public, while HHS says the CDC's system ofNewsmax (News) NBC News (Online) USA TODAY
Feb 28 2020
A senior Health and Human Services official told the Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal watchdog, that HHS employees sent to help extract the first Americans from Wuhan, China — genesis of the coronavirus — were not properly equipped or trained to handle high-risk disease patients. After raising concerns, the anonymous official said HHS threatened to fire them if they did notWashington Post Fox News (Online News) USA TODAY
May 10 2021
The Biden administration will reverse Trump-era rules excluding transgender people from the Affordable Care Act’s anti-discrimination protections, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday. Specifically, HHS will interpret Section 1557 of the ACA, which prevents healthcare discrimination on the basis of “race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability,” to includeNPR (Online News) Fox News (Online News) LGBTQ Nation
Mar 18 2021
The Senate voted 50-49 on Thursday to confirm Xavier Becerra as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Why it matters: Becerra, the first Latino to lead the department, is now in charge of overseeing the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic while executing much of the Biden administration's health agenda.
Context: Becerra was one of President Biden'sAxios
Dec 01 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with the U.S. national men's soccer team to promote vaccinations with the updated COVID-19 shot, which are currently at a low.
Driving the news: The updated bivalent COVID shot is available for people aged five and up. However, only around 12% of the U.S. population has received the new booster shot, compared to the 69% that haveAxios