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2012-02-22 09:29:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), along with nearly 70,000 Americans, is calling on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to change the mandate and "accommodation" on contraceptives to protect freedom of religion and the conscience rights of Americans. The ACLJ legal analysis, posted here, comes as nearly 70,000 Americans have signed on to an ACLJ petition urging Secretary Sebelius to reverse...

2012-02-15 12:48:00

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate that forces religious employers to violate their consciences by including morally objectionable services in their health benefit plans represents a broad attack on the constitutional right to religious freedom and the conscience rights of all Americans, Michigan Catholic Conference testified today before the House Government Operations Committee. The hearing was held...

2012-02-08 14:23:00

Success Begins With Transparency Statement By Leah Binder, Ceo, The Leapfrog Group WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf our membership of employers and purchasers providing healthcare benefits for over 30 million lives, The Leapfrog Group is pleased that Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has called for public reporting in her announcement today, February 8th, on the Strong Start Initiative to reduce preterm births. As Leapfrog learned from our collection and reporting...

2012-02-08 10:54:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning, leaders of more than twenty mainstream religious traditions issued an open letter to the White House, supporting the announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services that contraceptive services must be covered by most insurance policies without deductibles or copays, with only religious organizations to be considered exempt. Jon O'Brien, one of the signatories to the letter, said, "Too often, religious voices are...

2012-02-08 00:30:00

The Alliance for Aging Research, http://www.agingresearch.org, today applauded the Obama Administration for reprogramming $50 million from the current budget to Alzheimer´s disease and pledging an additional $80 million for Alzheimer´s research in the next budget cycle. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 07, 2012 The Alliance for Aging Research, http://www.agingresearch.org, today applauded the Obama Administration for reprogramming $50 million from the current budget to...

Some Faith-Based Employers Must Cover Birth Control Starting in 2013
2012-01-21 05:13:54

Religiously-affiliated hospitals, universities, and other nonprofit organizations will have to pay for the birth-control coverage of their female employees, but they will be given an extra year to comply with the mandate, the Obama administration has ruled. According to Reuters, the decision, which was announced Friday by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, will not apply directly to churches, synagogues, mosques, temples or similar places of worship. Nor will it apply...

2012-01-12 21:46:46

Health insurance premium increases in five states have been deemed “unreasonable” by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today. After independent expert review, HHS determined that Trustmark Life Insurance Company has proposed unreasonable health insurance premium increases in five states–Alabama, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wyoming.  The excessive rate hikes would affect nearly 10,000 residents across...

2011-12-14 11:15:00

New survey finds these types of violence affect the health of millions of adults ATLANTA, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States, according to findings released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over the course of a year, that equals more than 12 million women and men. Those numbers only tell part of the story - more than 1...

2011-12-09 11:38:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sister Carol Keehan, DC, president and chief executive officer of the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA), issued the following statement. The Catholic Health Association is very grateful to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for her intelligent and courageous decision to prevent very young adolescents from purchasing and administering unsupervised the strong hormone contained in the drug known as Plan B. There is grave...

Over-the-Counter Use Of Morning-After Pill Shot Down By HHS
2011-12-08 06:34:58

In an abrupt decision that has angered some and delighted others, the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) intervened on Wednesday to prevent the FDA from making the controversial ℠morning after´ pill an over-the-counter medication available without a prescription to women of all ages. Known as the ℠Plan-B´ pill, the emergency contraceptive can prevent an egg from being fertilized if taken within 72 hours sexual intercourse. Since appearing on the U.S....