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Homeless Health Care: Time to Close an Open Wound

Stefan Kertesz | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Stefan Kertesz

Whether all 297 programs consistently serve their vulnerable target population, however, is a different question. A decade of observation and the outcome of the Birmingham trial reveal that federal safeguards to protect this mission are insufficient.

Fighting a National Epidemic by Investing in Prevention

Steven J. Stack | Posted 04.27.2017 | Healthy Living
Steven J. Stack

Recently, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia M. Burwell announced significant cost-savings from the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), and groundbreaking steps HHS will likely soon take to extend the program to Medicare beneficiaries at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Laura Bassett

Obama's New Health Secretary May Change How Washington Works | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Sylvia Mathews Burwell is about to inherit one of the most difficult jobs in Washington. As President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Department of...

WATCH LIVE: Kathleen Sebelius Answers Parents' Obamacare Questions On HuffPost Live

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2013 | Parents

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius joins Nancy Redd to discuss the Affordable Care Act. She will answer questions from the HuffPost Live community and Hu...

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...

Lies, Damn Lies, and No Statistics About Health Reform

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

The blatant lies about health care reform are not even the most distressing. It's the more subtle distortions that cause the most harm -- the lies with a small grain of truth or logic within them.

Sam Stein

Exclusive: Sebelius Says Obama Will 'Accelerate' Health Care Reform After Bipartisan Meeting | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Monday that President Obama is willing to "add various elements" to health care legislat...

Howard Dean For HHS

Ryan J. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ryan J. Davis

Tom Daschle's withdrawal leaves an opening at Health and Human Services. Howard Dean is the man for that job.

Tom Daschle Withdraws Nomination For HHS Secretary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Additional reporting by Sam Stein and Rachel Weiner WASHINGTON -- Tom Daschle withdrew Tuesday as President Barack Obama's nominee to be health and h...

What I Learned While Shopping for a Presidential Appointment

Joan Garry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Garry

As I ventured through the biographies of Deputy and Assistant Deputies in government positions, I found lots of them were Family Research Council alumni. Your jaw dropped too, right?

Daschle's Expanded Role: Shepherding Health Care Reform

Washington Post | Ceci Connolly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Under the best of circumstances, overseeing the Department of Health and Human Services is an enormous undertaking. With 65,000 employees and a budget...