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Pregnant Teen Who Sued Over Abortion Leaves Federal Custody

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pregnant immigrant teenager who told a judge that she was being prevented from having an abortion while in federal custody has been released, giving her the ability to obtain the procedure. 117 more words


Proposed rule sets stage to expand availability of association health plans; HHS seeks comment on choice, competition in health care markets

On January 4, 2018, the Department of Labor issued a proposed rule outlining changes to the definition of “employer” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in an effort to make association health plans (AHPs) more broadly available to small employers and their employees. 1,341 more words

Health Care

Straight, No Chaser US Dietary Guidelines

The guidelines on eating recommendations are jointly released every five years by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 542 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

CDC Now Has Seven Words They Can't Say in Budget Reports

The Center for Disease Control’s officials are now prohibited from using seven certain words in the documents being prepared for next year’s budget. The Trump administration has banned the words transgender, fetus, vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, evidence-based, and science-based from appearing in the public health agency’s officials documents, but CDC and the Office of Budget and Management, which oversees what is included in the budget reports, are not saying why. 389 more words

In The News

$5.5 million in unallowable Medicaid payments made to dead people in Texas

According to an audit from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission paid managed-care organizations $5,521,704 in Medicaid capitation payments after beneficiaries died. 186 more words

In The News

One More Step Back Into Darkness ...

You know how I sometimes say that a headline made me jaw drop?  This headline sent a very cold chill down my spine, and not in a good sort of way: 714 more words

Political Commentary

Trump proposal for HHS boss fails to impress

United States president Donald Trump’s nomination of a former drug industry executive as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services has failed to convince senators that he would represent the best interests of American people. 387 more words