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Sexual Assault Is a Crime Against Women's Health

Nancy C. Lee | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Nancy C. Lee

Even years later, a woman's risk of hypertension, depression, obesity, migraines, heart disease, chronic pelvic pain, gastrointestinal disorders, substance abuse and many other chronic health problems are increased.

Republicans Speak Their Mind On Obama's New Health Secretary Nominee

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's new nominee for health secretary drew some early political f...

Christina Wilkie

Sebelius: Remaining At HHS 'Wasn't An Option'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Friday Talking Points -- Happy 50th, Civil Rights Act Of 1964!

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week was a big week for women's rights, as the Senate pushed for an Equal Pay Act to celebrate Equal Pay Day. It was filibustered, which just goes to show that one party cares about women's rights and one party clearly does not.

Politicians Meet News Of Kathleen Sebelius' Resignation With Mixed Reactions

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

News that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from her post sparked mixed reviews from Democratic and Republican member...

Obama To Nominate WH Budget Director For Health Secretary

Reuters | Roberta Rampton | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after overseeing the botched rollout of Pre...

The Week Before Resigning, Sebelius Said She Was 'Absolutely' Sticking Around

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

News broke Thursday that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from her post, but when she spoke with HuffPost Live the w...

Kathleen Sebelius To Resign

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as secretary of Health and Human Services, Bloomberg News and The New York Times reported Thursday. Two senior administ...

Bush Health Secretary Louis Sullivan Is One Republican Who Supports Obamacare

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Sullivan is especially dismayed that so many Republican governors have refused to expand the Medicaid program to bring more low-incomes individuals and families into coverage, as the Affordable Care Act makes possible.

Ashley Alman

Obama Administration Allows Extra Time For Some Health Care Enrollees

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will allow Americans who have begun the Healthcare.gov insurance enrollment process to complete their applicati...

Helping Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders #GetCovered During AAPI Enrollment Week of Action

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Dr. Howard K. Koh

Stories such as Maly's make the March 31 Affordable Care Act open enrollment deadline even more critical for the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community to take action and get AAPIs enrolled in health coverage.

March Is LGBT Health Month

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 03.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

The findings we've discovered so far show a bleak landscape when it comes to some of the health issues we face in much higher numbers than our heterosexual counterparts.

Such Fail: HHS Adopts Stray Doge To Hawk Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

No, this article will not start with a series of fragmented sentences expressing mock enthusiasm. Because if there was any question the "doge" meme ha...

Sharing the Job Pool in The New Economy

Irv Katz | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Irv Katz

The Olympics are great but the political shows are my favored competition. Not that anyone medals, but it is fun to watch the level heads of a David Brooks, a Paul Krugman, or an Andrea Mitchell set the record straight when political hacks, partisan pundits, and think-tank ideologues "skew" the meaning of current facts.

Obamacare by Olympics, Rappers, and Hollywood Elites, Oh My!

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

The Olympic size marketing of Obamacare is ready to reach you by TV, Tweets, and posts. That's if you are from the generation of the young and health...

11 GOP Attorneys General Criticize Obama For 'Flatly Illegal' Obamacare Fixes

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Eleven GOP attorneys general have joined the chorus of Republican lawmakers arguing that the Obama administration’s changes to the Affordable Care A...

Start of 2014: The Beginning of the End of Obamacare

Steven Kurlander | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

The implementation of Obamacare, with its tremendous impact on the cost and delivery of medical care to all Americans, now faces major legal objections and procedural problems. These challenges show the need for major legislative reform and judicial restraint in the near future.

Kathleen Sebelius Answers Parents' Obamacare Questions On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.18.2013 | Parents

With the deadline for initial enrollment in Obamacare approaching, Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius joins HuffPost Live at 9:30 ...

Improving Data Collection on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

The lack of reliable health data for this population has made it difficult to assess their health status and health care utilization. However, the available data for this population indicate that it experiences significant health disparities when compared to other groups.

Administration Helping Holocaust Survivors

AP | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is working to help Holocaust survivors in the United States, many of them living in poverty, by coordinat...

Pay, But Negotiate

Dr. Andrew Agwunobi | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Agwunobi

"Reverse cost shifting" is a perverse and often financially devastating byproduct of an overly complicated hospital payment system in which different payers have different levels of information.

The 80 Percent Solution to Healthcare.gov

Jim Moore | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Jim Moore

Not only is healthcare.gov a poorly-packed parachute with an 80 percent likelihood of working for people who try to use it, the government that constructed the health care canopy knew it would fail to meet its promise for 20 percent of the certain-to-be disappointed insurance-shopping public.

Sebelius Show Trial Highlighted Lawmakers in the Pockets of Insurance Companies

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The truth these politicians want to obscure is that Obamacare is protecting their constituents from buying coverage that provides little to no shield against financial ruin. And that protection is something the insurance industry wants to get rid of.

Newt Gingrich Calls Kathleen Sebelius A Worse Liar Than Nixon

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) took to Twitter Wednesday morning to attack Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ testim...

Friday Talking Points -- Monkey Business

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This may be the quotation of the week, from Representative Frank Pallone, describing the House "Obamacare Is So Very, Very Bad" hearings held this week.