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May 12 2023
Migrant child dies in US custody, HHS confirms
The Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the death of a migrant child in U.S. custody.
The department released a statement on Friday regarding the death of the child, but did not reveal where the child died.
"The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is deeply saddened by this tragic loss and our heart goes out to the family, with whom we are in touchFox News (Online News)
Apr 10 2023
HHS Secretary: 'Every Option Is on the Table' to Keep Abortion Drug Available Nationwide
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra says the Biden administration intends to "do everything" it can to make sure the abortion-inducing drug mifepristone continues to be available to women for their "health care, especially abortion care."
"Every option is on the table," he said, when CNN's Dana Bash asked him if the Biden administration would ignore a nationwide ban onCNSNews.com
Apr 09 2023
Texas abortion pill ruling could impact other FDA-approved drugs, vaccinations: HHS secretary
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said the move by a federal judge in Texas to block the approval of a type of abortion medication could have far-reaching effects on the status of other federally-approved medications and vaccinations. A federal judge in Texas last week issued a stay that blocked the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of mifepristone, one of twoThe Hill
Nov 28 2022
Is Joe Biden's HHS Implementing Mask Mandates Again?
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
Dec 01 2022
HHS partners with U.S. men's soccer team to promote updated COVID vaccines
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
Dec 01 2022
HHS secretary signals sex-change surgeries for minors should be covered by taxpayers: Report
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra indicated that the Biden administration supports using taxpayer dollars to cover treatments, such as gender transition surgery, for minors that medical experts have determined are "medically necessary."
Becerra signaled that the administration supports coverage for transition-related treatments for both adults and children in writtenWashington Examiner
Jul 15 2022
HHS orders 2.5M additional monkeypox vaccines to respond to outbreak
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday that it has ordered an additional 2.5 million doses of monkeypox vaccines to respond to the escalating outbreak.
Driving the news: "Our strategy is to secure additional doses for the near-term while also making sure we have a steady supply in the weeks and months to come," HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness andAxios
Mar 18 2021
Senate confirms Xavier Becerra to lead HHS
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
Jul 14 2022
HHS warns pharmacies denying abortion pills violates anti-discrimination law
The Biden administration is warning retail pharmacies against denying patients abortion-inducing medication, saying this would violate anti-discrimination laws by withholding healthcare from pregnant people.
The Department of Health and Human Services’s Office for Civil Rights has released guidelines reinforcing the Obamacare law that warns more than 60,000 U.S. pharmacies againstWashington Examiner
Aug 29 2013
HHS finalizes more Obamacare policies
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)