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Tom Price, a rabid Obamacare critic, tapped to lead the HHS

HHS Nominee Could Repeal Free Birth Control Without Act Of Congress

Price in 2010 questioned the need for health insurers to offer birth control at no cost, saying he didn’t believe there were women who couldn’t afford coverage.

December 1, 2016
Trump Price Medicare Health

Trump Pledged To Protect Medicare, But His Choice For HHS Has Other Ideas

In tapping Rep. Tom Price to be his Health and Human Services secretary, Trump has elevated one of the most aggressive proponents of dramatically overhauling the government safety net for seniors and low-income Americans.

November 30, 2016

Medicare Finances Improve As Health Care Inflation Slows, Trustees Say

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Improvements in health care costs have extended the life of Medicare’s main trust fund by four years, the annual report of the Social Security and Medicare trustees said Monday, a further sign of the positive effect of lower medical inflation. Medicare Part B premiums are expected to […]

July 28, 2014

Obama Seeks $3.7 Billion To Meet ‘Moral Obligation’ At Border

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will seek $3.7 billion in emergency funds from Congress to meet the country’s “moral obligation” to care for unaccompanied minors who have flooded in recent months to the southwestern border, White House officials said Tuesday. Nearly half the money would go to the Department […]

July 8, 2014

Obama’s Pick To Head Health And Human Services Draws GOP Support

By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s pick to take over the administration of his signature health law drew support Thursday from several Republicans in her first appearance before a congressional committee, signaling her likely confirmation to head the Department of Health and Human Services. “Regardless of my objections to Obamacare, […]

May 8, 2014

Obama Nominates New Health Secretary

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Friday nominated budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his new health secretary, seeking to capitalize on an enrollment surge to cement his signature health law. Obama paid tribute to outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius saying she had pulled off a “historic accomplishment” by securing health […]

April 11, 2014

Help Offered For People Who Miss Obamacare Deadline

Washington (AFP) – The U.S. government Tuesday offered help for people who were unable to sign up for health insurance through the federal website by the deadline as part of the president’s controversial health care reform legislation. The deadline for enrolling in policies that start on January 1 had already been repeatedly delayed and was […]

December 26, 2013