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Chelsea Kiene

Homeless Teens Dealt New Blow | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.19.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A longtime provider of runaway and homeless youth services for D.C. teens is calling out the District for falling short of its commitmen...

Affordable Care Act at 3: Abby's Story

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Kathleen Sebelius

I'd like to introduce you to Abby Schanfield, who has an important and inspiring story to tell about how the Affordable Care Act has changed her life. She recently attended the State of the Union address as a guest of the First Lady.

Notre Dame Healthcare And 'Sincere Religious Belief'

Kathryn Pogin | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Kathryn Pogin

In its legal complaint, the University claims that it is "unapologetically committed to the moral principles and ethics of the Catholic Church," but the truth is that it has chosen to live out its Catholic mission selectively, and in a way that exacerbates existing equity issues on campus.

How the Health Care Law Protects You

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Sebelius

Today marks the beginning of National Consumer Protection Week, which makes this the perfect time to talk about some of the new rights and protections Americans have under the Affordable Care Act.

America's Middle Class Promise Starts Early

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Kathleen Sebelius

Early childhood education is one of the best investments we can make in America's future. Now is the time to redouble our efforts, not cut back. Doing right by our youngest children is essential to America's middle-class promise. We look forward to working together to make it happen.

A Vision for a Rising, Thriving Middle Class

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Kathleen Sebelius

In his State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his vision for a growing American economy driven by a rising, thriving middle class. It's a bold plan that builds on the achievements of his first term to promote opportunity for every American.

Countdown to Affordable Health Insurance

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Sebelius

This is an historic time for those Americans who never had health insurance, who had to go without insurance after losing a job or becoming sick, or who had been turned down because of a pre-existing condition.

Leading HHS: Staying focused on the goal requires teamwork, innovation and inspiration

Tom Fox | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

As deputy secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Bill Corr is responsible for the operations of the government's largest civi...

Jeffrey Young

Patients Bill Of Rights: New Rules Spell Out Obamacare's Promises | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

Health insurance consumers won't be discriminated against because of pre-existing conditions, can't be charged more because of gender and will be guar...

Jeffrey Young

Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker Refuses To Set Up Obamacare Exchange | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business

Wisconsin won't create a health insurance exchange, Gov. Scott Walker (R) announced Friday, making it the latest state to reject a key component of Pr...

Why Don't Patients Report Medical Errors?

ProPublica | Posted 11.25.2012 | Health News

By Marshall Allen, ProPublica. I was recently browsing through the nearly 200 stories we've compiled with our Patient Harm Questionnaire, when I was ...

Romney, Ryan, GOP Demand Obama Stop Strengthening Welfare Work Mandate

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans don't want the Obama administration to help states get welfare recipients off the dole and into jobs.

No Health Care Benefits For Immigrants Granted Deferred Action

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

Some undocumented young people will be granted work authorization and deferred action under President Barack Obama's June directive, but they won't be...

Secretary Sebelius: Time to Tour Country Explaining How the Affordable Health Care Act Works

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Now that the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act has been established, people need to know how it is going to work for them.

Tyler Kingkade

Notre Dame Students Petition To Get Administration To Drop Birth Control Lawsuit | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.01.2012 | College

At first, Kathryn Pogin was simply writing a personal letter to the Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C., the president of the University of Notre Dame. It w...

August 1: Women's Health Care Package Implementation Is Cause for Celebration and Caution

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The new package of care for women without extra out-of-pocket cost represents a huge step forward. But the ongoing, relentless campaign against health care reform continues unabated.

Sam Stein

Romney Was Once The Trendy Choice To Be Obama's Health Care Czar | Sam Stein | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

This all could have been avoided. In the early days of his administration, President Barack Obama faced a staffing crisis. The person he had tappe...

Religious Freedom Campaign: It's Only Just Begun

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 09.10.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

The bishops' Fortnight for Freedom is over, but the concern for religious liberty has only begun to be heard. Now where do those who want to stand up for religious freedom go? The answer is everywhere because religious freedom is a worldwide concern.

Let's Celebrate Real Religious Freedom

Jon O'Brien | Posted 09.02.2012 | Religion
Jon O'Brien

Today's American Catholic bishops would have us think they are the latest victims of religious persecution. Their claims denigrate the suffering of those who know the true meaning of that term.

Medicare Paid $5.6 Billion To Drugstores For Questionable Billings

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 07.10.2012 | Crime

WASHINGTON — It would take a mighty big pill box to hold them. A pharmacy in Kansas billed Medicare for more than 1,000 prescriptions each for ...

Elise Foley

Perry Claims Obama Encourages Unauthorized Immigration By Minors | Elise Foley | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry accused the Obama administration last week of skirting its immigration enforcement duties to the point of encourag...

An HHS Pork Mandate?

Ken Blackwell | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

The HHS Mandate forces millions of Americans to violate their consciences by active participation in this attack on the Culture of Life. It must be resisted. And resisted not just by Catholics, but by all Americans who cherish religious liberty.

Health Equity Can't Wait

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Kathleen Sebelius

April is National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about the well-documented health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities, as well as highlight how the Affordable Care Act is reducing those disparities.

Health And Human Services' Sacrosanct Mandate

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 05.30.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Reams of paper emanate from the HHS about how to "accommodate" religious groups that are upset by their recent mandate. Yet for all the fallen trees, HHS ignores a neuralgic point: the government has overstepped its boundaries when it defines what constitutes religious ministry.

'Excessive' Health Insurance Premium Hikes Called Out by Obama Administration

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

Health insurance premium hikes in nine states as high as 24 percent are "excessive" and should be blocked, the federal Department of Health and Human ...