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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)
Jun 24 2022
Supreme Court backs HHS approach to Medicare payments for hospitals serving low-income patients
The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the approach taken by the Department of Health and Human Services in calculating certain Medicare payments for hospitals that serve a large number of low-income patients.
The legal challenge targeted HHS' interpretation of the formula used to calculate Medicare's disproportionate share hospital adjustments, known as DSH payments.
The high courtCNN (Online News)
Jul 14 2022
Pharmacies risk violating civil rights laws if they deny access to drugs that can be used for abortion, HHS says
The Health and Human Services Department on Wednesday warned U.S. retail pharmacies that they risk violating civil rights law if they deny access to medication used in abortions under certain circumstances.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights said pharmacies cannot deny access to prescription medication used for reproductive health care on the basis of the customer’s sex, pregnancy statusCNBC
Jul 08 2021
HHS head: 'Absolutely the government's business' to know people's vaccine status
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra declared Thursday that "it is absolutely the government's business" to know people's vaccination status, arguing the federal government has a vested interest in keeping Americans safe.
“The federal government has spent trillions of dollars to try and keep Americans alive during this pandemic," Becerra said on CNN's "New Day." "SoThe Hill
Jun 23 2012
HHS pushes out cash ahead of ruling
Conservatives wanted the White House to stop spending on the health care law until the Supreme Court rules on whether its constitutional.Politico
Jun 18 2021
HHS to invest $3 billion for antiviral pills against COVID-19
The Biden administration will invest $3.2 billion to foster the development of antiviral pills to help fight against COVID-19, the Health and Human Services department announced Thursday, with hopes the medication becomes available to the public as soon as the end of this year.
The big picture: Researchers had tested existing antivirals like remdesivir in hospitals on patients withAxios
Sep 15 2020
Schumer Calls For Trump’s ‘Subservient’ HHS Secretary Azar To Resign
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday called for the resignation of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, following reports that Trump-appointed officials at the department have altered Covid-19 reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other instances of political interference since the start of the pandemic in March.Forbes
May 05 2020
Ousted HHS official files whistleblower complaint on coronavirus response
A top Health and Human Services official who says he was shoved out of a key coronavirus response job for pushing back on "efforts to fund potentially dangerous drugs promoted by those with political connections" filed a whistleblower complaint Tuesday charging "an abuse of authority or gross mismanagement" at the agency.
In his complaint, Dr. Rick Bright, who until last month was theNBC News (Online)
Mar 24 2021
Senate confirms first openly transgender official, approving Levine for HHS
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Rachel Levine to be assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services, making her the first openly transgender official ever approved by the upper chamber.
Levine, previously physician general and secretary of health in Pennsylvania, was confirmed 52-48 in a mostly party-line vote, with GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) andThe Hill
Dec 04 2014
HHS Urges Shopping for Healthcare Policies as Prices Rise
The Affordable Care Act just got less affordable for millions of Americans who will see their healthcare insurance premiums increase next year.
The Department of Health and Human Services warned of Obamacare rate hikes in many existing policies in a report Thursday, but it also urged consumers to shop around for lower-priced plans on federal healthcare exchanges.
Many customersNewsmax (News)