iOS app Android app

Department of Health and Human Services

Paying the "Price" for New HHS Secretary

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Throughout his campaign, President Trump insisted that he would keep America's promise to its retirees by not cutting Medicare or Social Security. But...

HHS contenders: A crop of politicians with major funding from health sector

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Elevators close on Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) at Trump Tower Wednesday. Price and the other politicians in the mix to be HHS Secretary have received major...

Highlighting Bullying Prevention Efforts for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

Doua Thor | Posted 08.26.2016 | Education
Doua Thor

This blog post was originally posted on the White House Blog. Every day, kids of all ages experience bullying in schools across the country. In the ...

The Gatekeepers Are Running the Government

Llewellyn King | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Chances are the general public, journalists or others who need to speak to the principals, whether elected or appointed, will not get a look in because of the gatekeepers: those busybodies who take it upon themselves to affect things by blocking messages or meetings.

Don't Make Our Most Vulnerable Children Wait Longer!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In an important show of bipartisanship, Congress is on the cusp of an historic step to help many of the most vulnerable children in our nation who are abused and neglected and at risk of entering foster care and lingering in group care.

Chronicle of Health Creation: Are Integrative Health and Medicine Part of the National Pain Strategy?

John Weeks | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

The medical industry's uptake of complementary and integrative health and medicine is wildly uneven. This is true even in pain treatment, an area that drew most people to integrative practices and practitioners.

Tick, Tock, Tick Tock: Flint's Disposable Poor Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Why are we wasting time apportioning blame before the problem is fixed and the poor children and families of Flint have fresh, clean water to drink and cook with and bathe in?

The President's Unfinished Promise: The Federal Government Still Lacks a Meaningful Scientific Integrity Policy

Corey S. Goodman | Posted 01.19.2017 | Science
Corey S. Goodman

When, in April 2009, President Obama told the National Academy of Sciences "we are restoring science to its rightful place," and "the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over," the scientists in the audience, including me, gave him a standing ovation.

Fix Public Health the Cleveland Clinic Way

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
Steve Landers MD,MPH

Our efforts to improve, and similar efforts in other communities, would be more likely to succeed with policy changes to facilitate multiple government supported health services operating on one electronic record system.

States Trying To Defund Planned Parenthood May Be Breaking Federal Law

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. government has warned states moving to defund women's health group Planned Parenthood that they may be in conf...

Two Great Things Exercise Is Guaranteed to Do For You

Sheridan Kesselman | Posted 08.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Sheridan Kesselman

Working out consistently lets you get better and better and feel stronger and stronger and like the way you look and feel. So why not take a plunge into exercising and get the two great things (not to mention the many other great things) exercise is guaranteed to do for you!

Jeffrey Young

16 Million Fewer Uninsured Thanks To Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 16 million Americans gained health coverage because of the Affordable Care Act, mainly via the law's health insurance exchange...

42 Illinois Counties Made the Poverty Watch List by the Social Impact Research Center

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.15.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois' poverty rate is the highest it's been in about 55 years, says a new study by the Social Impact Research Center. It's been on a steady rise for the last fifteen years, with 14.7 percent of Illinoisans now living at or below the poverty line as defined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Sign-Ups Reach 6.4 Million

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business

Enrollments via the federally run Obamacare health insurance exchanges on HealthCare.gov surged leading up to a big deadline last week and reached alm...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Sign-Ups Near 500,000 After First Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business

More than 460,000 people enrolled in a private health insurance plan on the federally run Obamacare exchanges in 37 states during the first week of th...

HHS Secretary: The Affordable Care Act Helps Women Detect Breast Cancer Early, Pay for Treatment

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

With awareness, more affordable screenings, better quality of care, and new research and development, we can save millions of women's lives.

Jeffrey Young

Hospitals In States That Won't Expand Medicaid Left With More Unpaid Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business

States that refuse to accept Obamacare's Medicaid expansion aren't just leaving behind poor residents, they're also hurting hospitals' bottom lines. ...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Critics Just Lost Another Talking Point

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business

Obamacare's so-called government takeover of health care was supposed to destroy the private insurance market. Somebody forgot to tell the health insu...

Jeffrey Young

Almost All Obamacare Enrollees Are Paying For Coverage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business

The Obama administration on Thursday finally revealed how many people paid for Obamacare on the national and state health insurance exchanges: 7.3 mil...

Welcoming Children to Our Land

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The US has a legal and moral responsibility to protect children fleeing violence.

Will HHS Sec. Burwell Be First Obama Official to Visit Appalachian Health Emergency From Mountaintop Removal?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Since Obama took office in 2009, not a single top-level official from the White House, the EPA, the Council on Environmental Quality, the Department of the Interior, or the Department of Justice has ever made a fact-finding tour of mountaintop removal mining communities in central Appalachia.

Breaking Affordable Care Act Enrollment Update

Jeffrey Caballero | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Caballero

Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) sent hundreds of thousands of notices to individuals, requesting they submit additional d...

4 Things You Need to Know Now to Stay Covered

Elianne Ramos | Posted 10.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Elianne Ramos

Last week, the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace contacted thousands of people whose health care applications are incomplete, require more documentation or simply have been found to have inconsistencies in the information submitted.

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare At Risk For 310,000 Who Must Provide Proof Of Legal Status

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama's administration is contacting 310,000 Obamacare enrollees starting Tuesday to warn them that they must verify they are U.S. ci...

Reversing the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

Bill Corr | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Bill Corr

This is a deeply troubling and challenging public health problem that is an enormous priority for our Department and President Obama. What gives us hope is the knowledge that we have the power to bring an end to this epidemic. These deaths are preventable.