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Sylvia Burwell

Top Health Official Predicts GOP Will Cave On Obamacare Repeal

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama’s top health official predicted Tuesday that Republicans will back off from repealing the Affordable Care Act ...

Repealing Obamacare With No Replacement Will 'Damage' Health Care System, Obama's Health Chief Warns

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The GOP’s favored strategy of taking quick action to repeal the Affordable Care Act and delaying enacting a new health care reform pl...

Senators Urge Feds To Expand Access To Opioid Addiction Medication

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of 22 senators, including Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, think the Department of Health and Human Services co...

Attention Women of All Ages: Take Control of Your Health

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

During National Women's Health Week, and every week, it's never too late to take control of your wellness and be the healthiest you. Just remember, there are women across the country who are doing the same, and who support you.

Obama Administration Offers Desperately Needed Help For People Addicted To Opioids

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a proposed rule on Tuesday to double the number of patients a doctor can treat...

Heroin Bill Moving In Congress, But Leaving A Critical Piece Behind

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, the Senate took a major step forward in the effort to combat the opioid epidemic, sending a sweeping piece of legislation ...

Letter Reveals Drug Courts Lobbied Against Key Addiction Treatment

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of a nonprofit organization that represents drug courts lobbied the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services against increa...

Health Chief Expects Tough Obamacare Enrollment Season This Year

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The first two years of Obamacare enrollment brought health coverage to millions of people, overcoming political obstruction and a disast...

Obama Administration Makes Big Announcement Addressing Heroin Epidemic

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Obama administration announced a major policy shift Thursday in its efforts to combat the nation's opioid abuse epidemic. Speaki...

Governors Alarmed: More Die From Overdoses Than Car Crashes

Barry D. Wood | Posted 07.30.2016 | Politics
Barry D. Wood

At the July 25th summer meeting of the National Governors Association there was an unexpected bipartisan call to arms against drug abuse.

Jonathan Cohn

GOP Readies New Obamacare Hostage Plan As Supreme Court Drama Builds | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

It looks like some Republicans are getting ready to take another hostage in their efforts to destroy President Barack Obama’s health care law. They...

Sylvia Burwell: U.S. Ebola Response Succeeding In West Africa

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell told lawmakers on Wednesday that the U.S. Ebola response in W...

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.

Friday Talking Points -- An Alternate Reality to Consider

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The talking points flying around this week have all been on a single subject -- the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the only American soldier captured in the war in Afghanistan.

Michael McAuliff

McConnell Opposes 'Smart And Skilled' Health Nominee Because Of Obamacare | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell opposed the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the Department of Health and Human Servi...

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...

Christina Wilkie

Sebelius: Remaining At HHS 'Wasn't An Option' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who resigned on Thursday, said Sunday that staying in the job following...

New Cabinet Nominees

Al Gore | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Al Gore

If we do not slow our reckless pollution of the atmosphere and invest in new, clean sources of energy, we risk dangerously destabilizing our climate. I hope Obama's nominees will help our nation lead the world through the difficult challenges that lie ahead.

Obama Picks Walmart Foundation Head For Big Job

Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama nominated Sylvia Matthews Burwell as Director of the White House Office of Management And Budget Monday. She is currently the h...