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  • HHS: Uninsured drop by 26 percent

    "Said another way, 10.3 million fewer adults are uninsured today than in 2013," HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell told an audience at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

  • Three Florida women get slammer for Medicare fraud

    Three Florida women will serve lengthy prison terms and make more than $2.4 million in restitution for their participation in a $20 million scheme to defraud Medicare.

  • Medicare's right hand doesn't know what its left hand pays for cancer drugs

    Officials in charge of Medicare Part B paid $132.9 million in dispensing and supplying fees for drugs and equipment used in certain cancer treatments, according to the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel Levinson.

  • Healthcare.gov got go-ahead despite flaws

    Department of Health and Human Services officials knew of the security risks before launching healthcare.gov, the troubled website for the Obamacare health insurance program.

  • What did top officials know about Healthcare.gov's 'high risk' security flaws?

    Top Obama administration officials were notified well in advance of the Affordable Care Act website’s “massive security risks” and they allowed the site to be released on the public regardless, documents released Monday show.

  • CDC issues Ebola checklist: 'Now is the time to prepare'

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warning hospitals and doctors that "now is the time to prepare," has issued a six-page Ebola "checklist" to help healthcare workers quickly determine if patients are infected.

  • GAO report casts doubt on Arkansas as a role model

    When HHS approved a proposal allowing Arkansas to experiment with a "private option" for expanding Medicaid through President Obama's healthcare law, it was viewed as a possible model for other states. But a recent report could change this thinking.

  • HHS: Law does not prohibit pot purchases with welfare

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell says the federal government does not have the power to stop states from allowing people to use welfare benefits to buy marijuana.

  • HHS chief: Obamacare is 'clearly working'

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell insisted Monday that Obamacare is "clearly working," trying to move past the rocky rollout of President Obama's signature health law by insisting that her agency was not concerned with fighting "last year's battles."

  • Regulators struggle with Obamacare's narrow networks problem

    President Obama's healthcare law has provided an economic case study on the tradeoffs between cost and access.

  • You can't trust Obamacare to keep your details safe

    In July, hackers breached the computer system of the federal healthcare.gov insurance exchange. Officials only discovered the breach in late August.

  • Government actuaries see Obamacare driving up healthcare costs over next decade

    Health spending grew at a relatively slow rate in 2013, according to a government analysis released on Wednesday, but it is expected to accelerate over the next decade as the economy improves, baby boomers retire, and more Americans gain coverage through President Obama's healthcare law.

  • In just 6 months, 37,477 illegal immigrant kids released, only 280 deported

    The Obama administration has released a huge majority of illegal immigrant children who poured over the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year into dozens of tony counties without notifying the public, while deporting just 280.

  • Are Republicans abandoning the Obamacare issue? Doubtful

    In a bit of dubious cherry-picking, a new Bloomberg article concludes that the Affordable Care Act is losing its effectiveness as a political issue for Republicans and is diminishing as a major issue. 

  • HHS: Record birth rate among shacked-up couples; unmarried Hispanic birth rates outpace whites 2-1

    Nearly three in five out-of-wedlock births are to women in cohabiting relationships, a recent jump that suggests financial and social stability among men and women living together, says HHS.



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