Dr. Ben Carson turned down an offer to serve as the Health and Human Services secretary under President-elect Donald Trump, the retired neurosurgeon’s business manager confirmed to Circa on Tuesday.
The state of North Dakota joined several hospitals and a group of nuns to sue the Obama administration on Monday over a federal regulation they claim would require doctors to perform gender transition procedures on individuals, including children, despite the medical judgment of health care providers.
Premiums will increase significantly next year by double-digit percentages under the Affordable Care Act, and many consumers will be left with only one insurer option, the Obama administration said Monday.
The Department of Health and Human Services lacks the authority to bail out insurers through the transitional reinsurance program with taxpayer funds that were meant to go to the U.S. Treasury, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.
The number of emergency room visits increased in Illinois after the Affordable Care Act was implemented in 2014, according to a study from the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett has issued a travel warning to residents, urging them to avoid travel to Zika-affected countries after officials identified 56 pregnant women in the city who had contracted the virus out of about 500 total reported cases among New Yorkers.
The Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with an advocacy organization that is asking gay men to send selfies from the gym to promote Obamacare.
The agency announced Tuesday it was joining with several lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender groups to encourage the LGBT community to enroll.
The Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services announced they would not include sustainability in their nutrition guidelines for Americans, backing away from a report that recommended plant-based diets in order to help forestall climate change.
Nursing homes throughout the United States billed Medicare for more therapy than some patients needed, actions that ultimately led to overpayments surpassing a billion dollars nationwide, the New York Times reported.