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HHS Defends Pro-Life Nurse’s Conscience Rights

Hospital forced staff 'to participate in abortions against their moral or religious objections'

The University of Vermont Medical Center violated the Church Amendment by forcing a pro-life nurse to assist in an abortion, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. 

IG: Medicare Paid Twice for Up to $420 Million Worth of Drugs

Medicare maintains existing measures sufficient to curb duplicate payment

prescription drugsIn the final year of the Obama administration, Medicare paid twice for between $160 million and $420 million worth of drugs for terminally ill patients because it failed to address a redundancy government watchdogs had identified years earlier, according to a new government report.

Drug Deaths Dip in 2018, CDC Says

Analysis: Slight overall decline masks increases in fentanyl, cocaine, meth deaths

The number of drug overdose deaths fell slightly in 2018, preliminary data released Wednesday indicate, causing government officials to claim that they are "beginning to win the fight against this crisis."

GOP Lawmakers Ask HHS to Eliminate Abortion Charges

Letter asks HHS to finalize proposed rule on Obamacare exchanges

More than 120 members of Congress are asking the Department of Health and Human Services to finalize a new rule that would prevent Obamacare providers from hiding surcharges for elective abortions covered by government health plans. 

Health Aides Want Union Hands Off

Providers ask court to protect admin rule against dues skimming

Home health care providers are asking a federal judge in California to uphold a Trump administration regulation that would block unions from skimming money from Medicaid reimbursements.

On the Absurd Talking Point that Trump Is Sending Kids to a ‘Japanese Internment Camp’

The Health and Human Services Department announced yesterday that it plans to use Fort Sill in Oklahoma as a shelter for unaccompanied migrant minors, a temporary measure prompted by a full-blown humanitarian crisis at the border. Most media outlets covered the news with the appropriate level of nuance, but a few, uh, didn’t. The real story, as they saw it, was “TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO SEND MIGRANT CHILDREN TO FORMER JAPANESE INTERNMENT CAMP!!!!”