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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...

2010-08-19 15:04:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) President and CEO Dr. Rahul Singhvi today attended the press briefing by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other public health officials announcing a $2 billion plan to accelerate the development of drugs and vaccines to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and issued the following statement of support for the plan's five key initiatives: Define and strengthen FDA regulatory...

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2010-08-19 11:40:00

The U.S. government proposed major changes on Thursday that deal with the way it works with companies to try and battle disease threats like the flu. The Health and Human Services Department said in a report that the U.S. ability to respond to new outbreaks is far too slow and it has laid out a plan for helping academic researchers and biotechnology companies developing promising new drugs and vaccines. "At a moment when the greatest danger we face may be a virus we have never seen before ......

2010-08-06 13:37:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Text4baby, a program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), has been honored with a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HHSinnovates award, presented by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a ceremony in Washington, DC. This week, Representatives from HMHB, Voxiva, Health Resources and Services Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the HHS Office on Women's Health accepted the award...

2010-08-03 08:08:00

$1 Million Grant Would Bolster Industry-favored Schwarzenegger Plan, Help Kill Actual Regulation of Insurance Companies WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today asked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to reject Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's request for a $1 million grant under the new health reform law. The grants are intended to help states strengthen regulation of health insurance companies, but the Schwarzenegger administration's weak plan...

2010-07-16 10:06:00

MIAMI, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Department of Justice: Good morning. It's a pleasure to join Secretary Sebelius in welcoming you all here, and I want to thank each of you for your participation and your partnership. Today, together, we are kicking off a series of regionally-focused conversations about how we can take our nationwide fight against health care fraud to the next level. To combat and prevent these crimes effectively, we...

2010-07-16 10:04:00

Federal, State and Local Partners Gather for the First in a Series of Day-Long Summits to Discuss Fraud Prevention Efforts WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today kicked-off the first in a series of regional health care fraud prevention summits in Miami. The summit brought together a wide-array of federal, state and local partners, beneficiaries, providers and other...

2010-07-16 08:55:00

Early Morning Takedown Leads to Arrests, Charges and Execution of Search Warrants in Miami; Baton Rouge, La.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Detroit and Houston WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ninety-four people have been charged for their alleged participation in schemes to collectively submit more than $251 million in false claims to the Medicare program in the continuing operation of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in Miami; Baton Rouge, La.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Detroit and Houston,...

2010-07-16 08:54:00

MIAMI, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following remarks by Attorney General Eric Holder were released today by the U.S. Department of Justice. Good morning, and thank you all for being here. Today I'm joined by several key leaders and partners in the U.S. government's fight against health care fraud: Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Special Agent in Charge John Gillies of the FBI's Miami Field Office, HHS Inspector General Daniel Levinson and...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.