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2011-01-04 15:07:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The best of science needs to be the basis for protecting and informing all communities," stated Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, as she was appointed by Secretary Sebelius to the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB). The NBSB is a federal advisory committee that provides expert advice and guidance to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the HHS...

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2010-12-28 07:55:00

States increasing enrollment of uninsured children in Medicaid are receiving significant "performance bonuses," HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Monday. Sebelius said that 15 states have been awarded a share in more than $206 million for their progress in enrolling uninsured children in Medicaid. That is more than double the $75 million given to 10 states in 2009. Performance guidelines were established by CHIPRA in order for states to qualify to receive a bonus. First, states must...

2010-11-17 17:25:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the new rules issued by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requiring equal visitation rights for all hospital patients, empowering them to designate their own visitors, including a same-sex domestic partner: "Today's announcement ensures that no one is denied the right to have the person they love by...

2010-11-10 10:29:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The national tobacco prevention strategy announced today by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius provides a timely and much-needed shot in the arm for the nation's efforts to combat tobacco use, the number...

2010-10-15 12:44:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that the Department of Health & Human Services is joining the Ad Council and Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, to launch a national public service advertisement (PSA) designed to encourage American families and children to take steps to protect themselves from the flu this season. Sesame Workshop produced the television PSA, which features...

2010-10-07 10:09:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) is pleased to announce that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will address employers, business coalitions and other health care stakeholders from communities across the nation at its 15th Annual Conference. Secretary Sebelius will discuss health care delivery reform and the importance of implementing value-based purchasing strategies in the private and public sectors....

2010-10-04 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ADLS), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, oncology and respiratory diseases, today announced that the company provided testimony at the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS) Hearing on "Defending Against Public Health Threats" on...

2010-09-23 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source of health information for consumers and health care professionals, is launching a new online resource to help Americans better understand the health care reform provisions that go into effect today. WebMD's health care reform resource presents a series of exclusive video interviews with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as well as in-depth editorial coverage, blogs, community and...

2010-09-13 07:57:00

Healthcare: A 6-month Checkup WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six months after the passage of landmark healthcare legislation, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will sit down with National Journal Group Editorial Director Ronald Brownstein for a conversation on the steps the administration is taking to implement the Affordable Health Care Act, how Americans view the new law and the politics of healthcare in America. Immediately following, Brownstein...

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2010-09-03 10:25:00

According to a new report, about five million uninsured children in the U.S. were eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) but were not enrolled in either of the two plans. The study recommended policy reforms for broader efforts to get children that are uninsured into government medical programs.  The report by Washington-based Urban Institute Health Policy Center said that in 2008, about 7.3 million children were uninsured and 65 percent of them were...