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US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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Trump Officials Keep 'Temporary' Tent Shelter For Migrant Kids Open Yet Another Month
"It’s clearly an inhumane policy to maintain kids in these kinds of shelters,” one state lawmaker said.
John Sommers II / Reuters
Judge Blocks Work Requirements For Medicaid In Kentucky
GOP Gov. Matt Bevin has threatened to reverse the expansion of that program if he doesn't get his way.
Customs and Border Protection
Government Watchdog To Review Detention Centers Housing Migrant Children
The inspection will examine the health and safety of the facilities housing about 12,000 children.
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Lawmakers Barred From Talking To Kids At Border Detention Facilities
They also have to give two weeks' notice before visiting a detention facility or they'll be denied access, per a new HHS directive.
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CDC Director Requests Salary Cut After Scrutiny Over High Pay
Dr. Robert Redfield, who was hired in March, was receiving nearly double what his predecessor earned.
Leah Millis / Reuters
HHS Secretary Pushes New Weed Scare Tactic: 'Marijuana Laced With Fentanyl'
There have been isolated reports of weed being spiked with the synthetic opioid, but they aren't credible.
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Americans Should Get Ready To Spend Even More Of Their Money On Health Care
The numbers are only rising a little bit, but the U.S. already spends quite a lot.
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The Trump Administration Is Dropping The Ball On HIV/AIDS
, Guest Writer
From inaction to outright sabotage, the White House is endangering hard-won progress toward ending the epidemic.
Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
Trump Doesn’t Really Want You To Know That Obamacare Enrollment Just Started
He’s called it dead, dying, on its last legs. But Americans can still get insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Outrage of the Month: Rep. Tom Price: Unfit to Be HHS Secretary
Michael Carome, M.D.
Director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group.
President Donald Trump would be hard-pressed to find a worse candidate to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Supportive Housing Can Help Keep Families Together
Deborah De Santis
CSH President and CEO
Learn more about supportive housing from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. Today, we're starting to
THE FIGHT: Stigma vs. Shame
Certified Peer Specialist, Speaker, Author
Round 12 The fight is going into overtime for the main reason- people are beginning to ask the question who really cares
President Obama's Plan to Address Our Nation's Urgent Mental Health Needs
Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., SAMHSA Administrator
The president has taken important steps to increase the capacity of the mental health system in the U.S. With the support of Congress, SAMHSA can build on its leadership and success to help all Americans -- including those with SMI -- lead healthy, full, and productive lives in their communities.
From Hardship to Hope
Marian Wright Edelman
President, Children's Defense Fund
"Foster care is not fun for anyone," says 24-year-old law student Amy Peters, who entered Nebraska's foster care system at age 12 and remained until she "aged out" at 19. Fortunately for Amy, she excelled in high school and was accepted at the University of Nebraska.
Patient Privacy vs. Medication Adherence: HHS's Final Rule Is Leaving Patients Behind
Executive Director of the National Consumers League
Reminders to patients to take their prescriptions and refill them as needed are thus critical to improved medication adherence. But someone has to pay for these reminders.
Missouri Legislator Files For Exemption From Contraception Mandate In State Health Plan
By St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
(c)2013 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Visit the St. Louis Post-Dispatch at www.stltoday.com Last October, a judge in St. Louis
Sandy Aid Worth $200M Now Available For New York Groups From Feds
By Newsday, Newsday
Equipment and supplies needed to deliver services in Sandy-impacted areas. For more information and a link to the application
Prevention Delivers for Teens in the US
Dr. Howard K. Koh
Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and ...
While the news reported today is encouraging, there is more work to do. Significant racial and economic disparities persist
Head Start Programs Offer Benefits, Improve Child Well-Being And School Readiness: Report
Head Start Director Yvette Sanchez Fuentes issued a statement in response to the report, in which she outlines some of the
Watch Your Step: There Might Be a Needle on the Sidewalk
Erin N. Marcus
Academic General Internist, Writer
Given the state's current political climate, it's unlikely Florida will change its drug paraphernalia laws any time soon, which means the residents of inner city Miami will need to continue to watch their step.
Health Industry Scrambling to Comply With Revised HIPAA Privacy and Disclosure Rules
Attorney and Blogger
When these changes are implemented by HHS, Americans will be able to the right to get a report from their medical providers or insurance companies detailing who has electronically accessed their protected health information.
Women's Health Care is Stronger Thanks to the Health Care Law
Over the last two years, women have begun to see the better health, better care, and lower costs that everyone deserves. And over the next two years, women will continue to see stronger benefits and protections for them and their families.
The White House Creates a Watershed Moment for LGBT Health
LGBT health expert, public speaker, writer for hire & fun, tra...
I recently found myself in Philadelphia attending, of all things, a White House Conference on LGBT Health. It slowly dawned on me that this event alone does wonders to send a flag hither and yon that LGBT health is no longer a fringe issue.
So Religious Liberty Now Means the Freedom to Endanger Women's Health
Dartmouth Professor of English Emeritus
Let's get something straight: religious liberty is not absolute. Under our system of justice, there is no such thing as an absolute right to anything.
Holiday Gifts From Health Reform
Health policy researcher and blogger
A recent poll found that the American public still doesn't know what is in the health reform law and what is not. Here's the list of health reform "gifts" available this year.
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