Kathleen Sebelius

Federal Support for Anti-Tobacco Advocacy Raises Legal Questions

Grant money supports efforts to enact anti-smoking laws in possible violation of federal law

Funding provided by federal grants appear to have supported efforts to lobby state and local governments for greater restrictions on tobacco sales and usage in violation of restrictions on the use of federal funds for political or policy advocacy.

The E.H.R. Error

I watched Thursday’s Care Innovation Summit. The thing I paid most attention to: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius praising incentives in the 2009 stimulus for changing the landscape of medical care.

These Six Court Cases Could Cripple Obamacare

Analysis: Affordable Care Act Faces 100 Pending Lawsuits

Around one hundred lawsuits challenging the president’s signature policy achievement are currently making their way through the courts. Some of these lawsuits challenge very specific parts of the law, while others are challenging the law in its entirety. Here is a list of the six major legal challenges to the law.

HHS Cannot Find Belarus Malware in Obamacare Networks

Contractor asserts software developed solely in U.S.

Kathleen SebeliusThe Department of Health and Human Services says it has been unable to locate malicious software from Belarus inside Obamacare computer networks, according to a department spokeswoman.

Shut It Down

DNI, HHS urged to shut Obamacare website until security issues resolved

healthcare.govPresident Barack Obama and two senior aides are being urged to suspend all use of the Obamacare computer network until recent U.S. intelligence warnings of potential cyber attacks from Belarus are resolved.