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Jun 18 2021
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
Aug 15 2023
BISMARCK, ND (HHS) – North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) recommends some back-to-school health and well-being practices to support strong, stable families and vibrant communities. The 2023-24 school year is right around the corner. Parents, as you check off items on the school supply list, have you also checked to make sure your child is up to date on immunizations required forNews Dakota
Dec 04 2014
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)
Mar 24 2021
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 11 2013
The launch of HealthCare.gov was flawed and simply unacceptable, says chief Kathleen Sebelius.NPR (Online News)
Oct 31 2013
President Obama's top health care official apologized Wednesday for the broken Obamacare website and said it would take another month to fix but even as she defended the law as a good deal for most Americans she said there was no reason for her to have to purchase coverage from the exchanges.Washington Times
Jun 24 2022
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)
Sep 12 2020
Communications aides Health and Human Services are insisting on reviewing and revising any of the weekly scientific reports released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention related to the coronavirus pandemic, according to emails reviewed by Politico.
HHS communications aides reportedly sent emails complaining to CDC Director Robert Redfield and other senior officials thatNewsmax (News)
Jun 23 2018
Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people.Washington Times
May 10 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services on Monday announced that it will protect against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in health care, reversing a Trump-era policy.
The HHS' Office for Civil Rights said it would interpret and enforce Section 1557 and Title IX's prohibitions on discrimination based on sex to include discrimination on the basisFox News (Online News)