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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...

2010-05-21 18:22:00

States Now Have a National Panel for Guidance WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May, 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New national standards issued today will assist states to align their newborn screening programs with "the most up-to-date research, technology, laboratory and public health standards and practices." The March of Dimes applauded the announcement that Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has adopted national standards for newborn screening as recommended by the...

2010-05-13 16:18:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) sent a letter to President Obama in response to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services update on the implementation of the recently passed health care overhaul law. Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins issued the following statement praising Rep. Boehner for holding the President accountable: "The President was wrong on the bill's cost, wrong on the effect on jobs and...

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2010-05-04 06:35:00

New state and district policies requiring schools to report on the quantity and quality of the student's physical education programs and the classification of physical inactivity as a preventable and treatable health condition are two of the provisions of a new national fitness agenda announced Monday. The U.S. National Physical Activity Plan was launched by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, representatives of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, U.S....

2010-04-27 13:22:00

WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following are remarks as prepared for delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder: "Over the past 15 months, Secretary Sebelius and I have made it a top priority of both our Departments to crack down on health care fraud, which we know costs taxpayers billions of dollars each year. Through our Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team, or HEAT, we have brought the full resources of the federal government to bear against...

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2010-04-16 11:05:00

A memorandum issues by President Barack Obama on Thursday prohibits hospitals from denying visitation rights based on sexuality, race, religion, or gender, opening the door for gay and lesbian men and women to visit their partners in medical care facilities. "It should be made clear that designated visitors"¦ should enjoy visitation privileges that are no more restrictive than those that immediate family members enjoy," the President wrote in the memo. "Every day across America,...

2010-04-06 07:00:00

CINCINNATI, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The future of health care is here. And it's in practice at Cincinnati Children's. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100406/DC81582) That's what the nation's top health care official declared after touring the medical center Monday morning and seeing how patient-centered care and the use of information technology translate into high quality health care. "What I have seen is a tribute to a lot of good work," Kathleen Sebelius,...

2010-04-02 17:02:00

MINNEAPOLIS, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today issued a letter to governors and independent insurance commissioners asking each state to express their interest in participating in the temporary high-risk pool program established by the new health insurance reform law. States were provided a number of options for participation including building upon existing state high-risk pools. Secretary Sebelius...

2010-03-29 11:13:00

TUCSON, Ariz., March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) became the first medical society to sue to overturn the newly enacted health care bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). AAPS sued Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (AAPS v. Sebelius et al.). "If the PPACA goes unchallenged, then it spells the end of freedom in medicine as we know it," observed Jane Orient, M.D., the Executive...


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