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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...

2010-03-21 22:51:00

A New Congress Is Needed to Restore Abortion Funding Neutrality WASHINGTON, March 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the House of Representatives passed the Senate health care bill with a multitude of abortion funding provisions and passed the reconciliation bill to increase funding for one abortion funding program. Neither contained conscience protections previously approved by the House. Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins responded with the following comments:...

2010-03-18 11:39:00

President Broke Campaign Promise to Broadcast Health Care Meetings on C-SPAN; Held Private Health Care Discussions with Vice President Biden, HHS Secretary Sebelius, Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Reid and Union Officials WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it filed a lawsuit against the Obama Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to obtain documents...