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Top Health Official Predicts GOP Will Cave On Obamacare Repeal
The more America learns about the consequences of repeal, the less willing the GOP may be to push it, Obama's HHS chief says.
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Repealing Obamacare With No Replacement Will Cause Chaos, Obama's Health Chief Warns
Republicans want us to trust they can come up with something better in two years. The insurance market could collapse while we wait.
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Senators Urge Feds To Expand Access To Opioid Addiction Medication
The Department of Health and Human Services proposed a rule change in March. But senators say it doesn't go far enough.
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Attention Women of All Ages: Take Control of Your Health
CEO, American Heart Association
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
HHS lays out its plan to raise the patient cap for doctors prescribing addiction medication.
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Heroin Bill Moving In Congress, But Leaving A Critical Piece Behind
The National Governors Association wants the feds to help untie doctors' hands.
Letter Reveals Drug Courts Lobbied Against Key Addiction Treatment
The group didn't want HHS to increase prescriptions for buprenorphine.
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Keeping Children Healthy, In School and Learning
Marian Wright Edelman
President, Children's Defense Fund
It is critically important that school districts and community partners across the country respond to Acting Secretary King's and Secretary Burwell's call to action to connect children to needed health coverage and ensure they're in school and ready to learn.
Health Chief Expects Tough Obamacare Enrollment Season This Year
Many of the hardest-to-reach people still need help.
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Obama Administration Makes Big Announcement Addressing Heroin Epidemic
"We need to lift people out of opioid-use disorder through medication-assisted treatment."
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GOP Readies New Obamacare Hostage Plan As Supreme Court Drama Builds
Sylvia Burwell: U.S. Ebola Response Succeeding In West Africa
Will HHS Sec. Burwell Be First Obama Official to Visit Appalachian Health Emergency From Mountaintop Removal?
Author: Journalist, Historian, Playwright, www.jeffbiggers.com
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
Political writer and blogger at ChrisWeigant.com
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.
McConnell Opposes 'Smart And Skilled' Health Nominee Because Of Obamacare
Obama's New Health Secretary May Change How Washington Works
Sebelius: Remaining At HHS 'Wasn't An Option'
Governors Alarmed: More Die From Overdoses Than Car Crashes
Barry D. Wood
columnist, economics journalist
At the July 25th summer meeting of the National Governors Association there was an unexpected bipartisan call to arms against drug abuse.
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