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2010-06-29 09:50:00

Letter to HHS Chief Sebelius Cites Lobbying, Legal Tactics of Insurers, and Premium Inflation by Wellpoint, Aetna in Advance of New Regulations WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today asked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to turn back health insurance industry lobbying against a chief early benefit of the new health reform law, a requirement that insurers spend more on patient care and less on administration, overhead and profit....

2010-06-14 16:49:00

WASHINGTON, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Leadership for Healthy Communities commends First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius on the launch of "Let's Move Cities and Towns" -- the newest component of the First Lady's Let's Move! initiative that seeks to empower mayors and other local leaders to combat childhood obesity through policies and programs that support healthier eating and increased physical activity. Leadership for Healthy Communities, a...

2010-06-09 09:00:00

State to Prepare for New Marketplace in 2014 with National Health Care Reform HARRISBURG, Pa., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced that the Insurance Department is investigating Pennsylvania's nine largest health insurance companies to determine the reasons behind a pattern of controversial rate increases, and especially the extent to which those increases are driven by the use of questionable health profiling tools. "Federal health reform...

2010-06-08 08:51:00

WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius today sent a letter to state attorneys general urging them to work with HHS and federal, state and local law enforcement officials to mount a substantial outreach campaign, beginning this summer, to educate seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries about how to prevent scams and fraud. The outreach campaign is another step in the ongoing work of the...

2010-06-07 15:04:00

WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswrie/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi today issued the following statement in response to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announcing the availability of $51 million in Health Insurance Premium Review Grants through the Affordable Care Act. These funds are the first grants offered to states through a new $250 million initiative to strengthen insurance rate review processes nationwide: "Health insurance reform protects consumers and small...

2010-06-07 14:28:00

Committed to Helping Seniors Get Answers on Health Care Reform WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Aging (NCOA) believes that older Americans and their families need more information about health care reform and how it will affect Medicare and their health. As part of an ongoing commitment to providing seniors with education and improved access to benefits, NCOA is proud to co-sponsor an interactive, televised satellite town hall meeting featuring...

2010-06-07 09:11:00

Residents to Attend in Person While Numerous Members Hold "Watch Parties" WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, June, 8, the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) will co-sponsor a national tele-town hall meeting with President Barack Obama with senior citizens to discuss the Affordable Care Act. The conversation will focus on efforts to combat senior scams and fraud in advance of the first mailing of the $250 "donut hole" rebate checks....

2010-06-02 19:16:27

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Institute of Medicine President Harvey Fineberg today launched a national initiative to share a wealth of new community health data that will drive innovation and lead to the creation of new applications and tools to improve the health of Americans.  To help citizens, clinicians and local leaders use data to improve health and value of health care, the Community Health Data Initiative (CHDI) is turning to Web application developers, mobile phone...

2010-05-26 16:39:00

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Barbara Kennelly of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and Dr. Ben Williamowsky of Silver Spring, Md., a Medicare recipient, held a news conference today to discuss benefits of and misconceptions about the Affordable Care Act and Medicare. The participants highlighted a four-page brochure, "Medicare and...

2010-05-25 16:12:00

TOWSON, Md., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 21, 2010, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the addition of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) -- commonly known as bubble boy disease -- to the core panel of 29 genetic disorders -- as part of her recommendation to adopt the national Recommended Uniform Screening Panel. The Secretary made her announcement in a letter to Dr. Rodney Howell, Chair of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable...