Articles Tagged 'health and human services'

Trump nominating Azar as next HHS secretary

by Rachel Rouben
November 13, 2017
 President Trump on Monday tapped Alex Azar for secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), a role vacated by Tom Price in late September amid

Kelly to oversee most Cabinet travel after Price resigns

by Samuel Chamberlain
September 30, 2017
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has been given the authority to sign off on most Cabinet members’ travel on government–owned, rented, leased or… READ MORE

Senate GOP suspends rules, advances Trump picks without Democrats

Republicans who lead a key Senate panel suspended their own rules Wednesday and advanced President Trump’s picks to lead the Treasury and Health and Human… READ MORE

‘Most Pathetic’: Dems Boycott Trump Nominee Hearings

Senate Democrats on Tuesday boycotted a critical markup of President Donald Trump’s nominations to lead the Treasury and Health and Human Services departments, leaving a… READ MORE

Obama administration issues regulations for individual mandate

by Sam Baker - The Hill
January 31, 2013
The Obama administration took new steps Wednesday toward implementing the individual mandate in its signature healthcare law, downplaying the scope of the unpopular provision by stressing rules that allow exemptions from the requirement to purchase insurance. The Internal Revenue Service and the Health and Human Services Department emphasized exceptions to the mandate, which were detailed in new regulations that also… READ MORE

Health and Human Services Dept.: It’s not an ‘exchange,’ it’s a ‘marketplace’

Reacting to negative views and grassroots opposition to Obamacare — or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — the Health and Human Services Department… READ MORE

Feds spend $100k teaching teen girls ‘condom negotiation’…

November 30, 2012
Washington Examiner The administration is funding a $100,000 study of pregnant and “at-risk” 14-17-year-old girls on probation in Houston, Texas, to determine ways to help them choose safer lifestyles and avoid pregnancy, including better “condom negotiation” tactics. The National Institutes of Health, part of the Health and Human Services Department, is providing a University of Houston researcher the money because… READ MORE

Obama sticks by Kathleen Sebelius: It’s just common sense

December 11, 2011
From The State Column The Obama administration is taking a tough stance on emergency contraception, according to the latest statement from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Ms. Sebelius said Wednesday that teenagers (16 years and younger) will not be given expanded access to Plan B, despite the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to allow younger teenagers to use… READ MORE

HHS Has Failed to Meet a Third of Obamacare’s Mandated Deadlines

October 5, 2010
Posted by Ben Domenech (Profile), Red A new report from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service, commissioned by Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and others, finds astounding proof of the total administrative failure of the administration in implementing Obamacare. According to the report, HHS has missed one-third of the deadlines contained within the legislation for the first six months… READ MORE

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