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  • HHS Finalizes Rule Requiring Manufacturers Disclose Drug Prices in TV Ads...

    05/08/2019 7:43:20 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 12 replies
    HHS.gov ^ | HHS.gov
    Less than a year after the release of President Trump’s American Patients First - PDF blueprint, HHS finalizes first rule implementing the blueprint, aimed at increasing transparency for patients and bringing down overall drug costs both for patients and for the Medicare and Medicaid programs. On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced a final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that will require direct-to-consumer television advertisements for prescription pharmaceuticals covered by Medicare or Medicaid to include the list price – the Wholesale Acquisition Cost – if that price is equal to or greater...
  • FEMA denies Puerto Rico request for help processing backlog of bodies

    02/28/2019 7:13:03 PM PST · by blueplum · 21 replies
    CBS News via msn ^ | 28 Feb 2019 | Camilo Montoya-Galvez
    Washington — Although the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Puerto Rico's request to dispatch forensic units to Puerto Rico to help process a mounting backlog of bodies, the island's government has received a much-need reprieve. The fiscal board which controls spending in the U.S. territory will allow Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to use $1.5 million in funding to curtail the backlog in the island's morgue. …(snip) ...he FEMA official said these issues could be not be "attributed" to the natural disasters that struck the island, which triggered the first DMORT deployment. "These and the other courses of action ... address systemic...
  • Black 'genocide': Black Christian leaders call on HHS to abolish Office of Population Affairs

    01/20/2019 4:00:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/20/2019 | Samuel Smith
    WASHINGTON — Black Christian pastors, doctors and lawyers are calling on the Department of Health and Human Services to abolish its Office of Population Affairs, an entity that they say is responsible for funding contraceptive programs that are partly responsible for a “genocide” in their communities. In the aftermath of the 2019 March for Life, dozens gathered at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Southeast D.C. Friday evening for the “Sudden Uprising” conference to speak out against abortion and to call for an end to federal birth control and contraceptive funding that they argue has helped reduce the African-American...
  • HHS bares its teeth on religious freedom, and California gets bit

    01/18/2019 3:31:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2019 05:31 PM | Nicole Russell
    On Friday the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services finally announced that it found California violated the federal conscience protection laws. This is the first time since the launch of the new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division one year ago that OCR has found a violation under these laws. Several pregnancy resource clinics in California complained that the state of California had fined them for refusing to refer others to, and advertise, abortion clinics. In 2015, California adopted the Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act, which required pregnancy resource centers to essentially...
  • Fmr Pfizer exec who joined HHS to lower drug prices found bludgeoned to death in DC, Ruled “suicide”

    11/20/2018 6:17:37 AM PST · by deandg99 · 31 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/20/2018 | Mike Adams
    A former executive for Pfizer, recently tasked with joining HHS to help reduce the prices of Big Pharma’s monopoly prescription medications, was found bludgeoned to death outside his Washington D.C. apartment. Local police ruled the death of Daniel Best a suicide, raising immediate questions about how an individual can bludgeon himself to death with multiple blows. “The city’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Thursday said Best died from “multiple blunt force injuries” and it ruled his death a suicide. It would not release further information,” reports Cleveland.com. The news website also reports: In announcing his death, HHS Secretary...
  • Trump’s Drug Pricing Czar Found With ‘Multiple Blunt Force Injuries,’ Ruled Suicide

    11/18/2018 7:27:39 PM PST · by Rabin · 54 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | November 18, 2018 | PETR SVAB
    Daniel Best, a high-level Health and Human Services official, tasked with lowering drug prices was found dead and, according District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, took his own life. Best was a drug industry insider. “Azar and Best know where the bodies are buried”…
  • Court: Obama Admin Dodged State Laws To Get Illegal Minors Abortions

    10/18/2018 5:34:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Federalist ^ | October 18, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    Last week, a federal judge in California dismissed a lawsuit the American Civil Liberties Union had filed in 2016 challenging the government’s award of grants to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to provide services to unaccompanied minor illegal aliens and trafficking victims. In the lawsuit, the ACLU argued the grants violated the Establishment Clause because the Department of Health and Human Services allowed the Catholic organization (and its sub-grantees) to deny girls and women in their care contraceptives and abortion. The court rejected the ACLU’s Establishment Clause claim in a methodical 34-page opinion, explaining that the federal funds...
  • Weekly Update: JW Gets Strzok-Page Docs

    07/14/2018 8:49:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Victory: FBI Begins Releasing Strzok-Page Documents! President Trump’s Supreme Court Pick: A Victory for the Rule of Law Another Obama scandal: ‘Unaccompanied Children’ Included Criminals, Smugglers, & Traffickers The John Brennan-Harry Reid Collusion to ‘Get Trump’ Judicial Watch Victory: FBI Begins Releasing Strzok-Page Documents! If you watched disgraced FBI Agent Peter Strzok bob and weave around the truth in his testimony to Congress this week you will understand our difficulty in getting Strzok’s official communications out of the FBI/Justice Department. We don’t give up, however, and we are succeeding. We just released 87 pages of records from...
  • Christian College Wins [Federal Court] Legal Battle Against Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

    07/07/2018 7:33:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Jul 6, 2018 | Samuel Smith
    A federal court has granted a Christian liberal arts college in Pennsylvania a permanent injunction against the Obama-era abortion pill mandate that required the school to be complicit in providing health care coverage that violated its religious convictions. On Thursday, Judge Joy Flowers Conti of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted permanent relief to Geneva College, a liberal arts school affiliated with the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. Conti ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services Obamacare contraception mandate violated the college's rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by requiring...
  • HHS Secretary: No Confusion at Border: DNA Tests Under Way to Match Kids With Parents

    07/05/2018 10:56:48 AM PDT · by xzins · 79 replies
    CNS ^ | July 5, 2018 | Susan Jones
    Contrary to reports of mass confusion at the Southwest Border, where the Department of Health and Human Services is under a court order to reunite children with the parents who brought them here illegally, "there is no confusion whatsoever," HHS Secretary Alex Azar told Fox News Thursday morning. Azar said his department is working against a court-imposed deadline to reunite the 11,800 children with the people who are claiming to be their parents. The process includes DNA testing. "Every child is accounted for," Azar said. "We know every child, where they are. We know the record -- the last time...
  • This Whistleblower Is A Hero:Obama’s HHS Refused To Rescue Alien Minors It Placed With Criminals

    07/03/2018 10:29:44 AM PDT · by davikkm · 2 replies
    IWB ^ | IWB
    It’s about time… finally someone does a great job of explaining why President Trump’s plan is 100 times better and safer than Obama’s plan. Hopefully, whistleblower Jason Piccalo will go on TV and start screaming this to the public. I hope he gets on Hannity or Tucker Carlson to show what has happened to many children during the Obama Administration. This is important! While everyone on the left is screaming about the illegal alien children being put into detention centers, it’s important to remember that the Obama policy of catch and release put the kids in danger by placing some...
  • HHS official listed work for anti-Islam show, conspiracy website on resume

    06/23/2018 12:08:09 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2018 | Andrew Kaczynski
    A far-right political pundit who was appointed to a post at the Department of Health and Human Services listed on her resume her past work on a conspiracy website and YouTube show where she made anti-Muslim comments, according to documents obtained by CNN's KFile. Ximena Barreto was placed on leave at the department in April following reports from CNN and Media Matters that she spread conspiracies and made anti-Muslim comments. She returned to work after issuing a public apology but was moved from her job as a deputy director of communications. "Comments I made as I private citizen before I...
  • Pentagon asked about housing 20K migrant children at military bases

    06/21/2018 1:55:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2018 | Ellen Mitchell
    The Trump administration may place up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on military bases starting as early as next month, according to a new Pentagon memo. The notification, sent to lawmakers on Wednesday and first reported by The Washington Post, says the Defense Department received a request for assistance from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “HHS has requested DOD determine its capabilities to provide up to 20,000 temporary beds for unaccompanied children at DOD installations,” the document states. If the Pentagon finds that it can provide such lodging, “the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) requests the...
  • Democrats’ Border Separation Bill Would Let Nearly All Parents Who Commit Federal Crimes Get Off...

    06/19/2018 4:57:41 PM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies
    TheFederalist ^ | 6/19/18 | Gabriel Malor
    """Democrats’ Border Separation Bill Would Let Nearly All Parents Who Commit Federal Crimes Get Off Scot-Free"""" Democrats’ proposed legislation to prohibit so-called border separations would actually prevent federal law enforcement agencies almost anywhere inside the United States from arresting and detaining criminals who are parents having nothing to do with unlawfully crossing the border and seeking asylum. Every Senate Democrat has now signed on to cosponsor a bill written so carelessly that it does not distinguish between migrant children at the border and U.S. citizen children already within the United States. The bill further does not distinguish between federal officers...
  • Disabled protesters target Indianapolis home of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar

    06/10/2018 12:07:19 PM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    Indy Starr via wfaa.com ^ | 06/10/2018 | Justin Mack
    IDozens of protesters, many in wheelchairs, demonstrated Sunday outside the Northside Indianapolis home of a member of President Donald Trump's cabinet. The protesters from ADAPT chanted and hoisted signs at the home of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, near 75th Street and Washington Boulevard, in Meridian Hills. ADAPT, a national advocacy group for the disabled, says the protest was meant to draw attention to its claim that shock devices are used on developmentally disabled patients at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton, Mass., and the Food and Drug Administration has stalled on rules on that would end...
  • Trump’s New Abortion Regulation Continues Jack Kemp’s Pro-Life Legacy

    05/19/2018 8:00:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2019 | Frank Cannon
    On Friday, President Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services announced it would be updating the Title X regulation framework to better enforce the letter of the law, which outlaws federal funding for abortion, and to ensure that federal family planning dollars do not go to facilities that perform abortion. This new framework is based largely on President Reagan’s similar Title X regulation in 1988, which was challenged in court but eventually upheld by the Supreme Court in Rust v. Sullivan.However, up to now, the framework has never truly been enforced. President Clinton quickly ditched it as soon as he took...
  • “Pro-Choice” Groups: Doctors Should Have No Choice but to Perform Abortions

    03/28/2018 2:15:25 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 March 2018 | Michael Tennant
    Abortion proponents on Monday made clear their displeasure with the Trump administration’s proposed conscience protections for healthcare providers, saying in effect that doctors and nurses who have religious objections to abortion should be forced to participate in the practice nonetheless. The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) proposed rule, which largely reinstates a George W. Bush-era policy that had been scuttled by the Obama administration, is founded on a number of federal laws guaranteeing that individuals and associations participating in healthcare programs receiving federal funding — a category that today encompasses the vast majority of care in the United...
  • Planned Parenthood Calls HHS Rule Protecting Conscience Rights of Healthcare Providers 'Dangerous'

    02/01/2018 1:58:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, is encouraging their supporters to tell the Department of Health Human Services (HHS) that a proposed rule to strengthen conscience protections for healthcare providers is “dangerous” and “encourages discrimination.” The rule requires health care providers to notify their employees of protections against religious discrimination on job applications and employee manuals. The rule also allows the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to enforce protections for religious medical providers.  Add your comment against the Trump administration's rule that encourages discrimination. https://t.co/cXcbOvypn8 #LicenseToDiscriminate pic.twitter.com/AHzgrVzzle— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) February 1, 2018 Planned Parenthood says the rule...
  • Idaho to Allow New Insurance Plans Outside of Federal Health Law

    01/26/2018 10:56:30 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1-25-2018 | Anna Wilde Mathews
    <p>Idaho officials said they will begin allowing insurers to sell new plans that don't meet requirements set by the Affordable Care Act, a move that will test the limits of states' ability to carve out their own health-insurance rules.</p> <p>Wednesday, the Idaho Department of Insurance said it would allow insurers in the state to begin offering "state-based plans" to consumers. These products could leave out some of the benefits mandated by the ACA for individual coverage. Insurers would be able to consider enrollees' medical history in setting their premiums, a practice known as underwriting, which isn't authorized under the ACA. The new state-based plans could also include dollar limits on total benefit payouts, which the ACA banned.</p>
  • Former Drug Industry Executive Will Lead Dept. Of Health And Human Services (Alex Azar)

    01/24/2018 1:51:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | 01/24/2018 | Alison Kodjak
    A former pharmaceutical industry official who says drug prices are too high will now be in charge of buying more medications than anyone in the world. Alex Azar, former president of the U.S. arm of Eli Lilly & Co., was confirmed Wednesday as the secretary of health and human services. In that role, he'll oversee the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates prescription drugs including those produced by his former employer. He'll also oversee Medicare and Medicaid, which together spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year on prescription medications. He'll take over the agency at a time when rising...