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2011-04-06 14:44:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Virginia's 2010 healthcare lawsuit. FRC's brief expands upon the brief filed in Florida's multi-state lawsuit on the same issue, and argues that due to the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's lack of a severability clause allowing part of the law to be ruled unconstitutional without affecting the entire law, and since the...

2011-04-05 11:35:00

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, April 1st, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a number of steps it was recommending to the President to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. The agency said it was confident of the President's support for the initiatives. The recommendations include policies that prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender...

2011-03-21 10:30:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An effort to improve quality and make Ohio the safest state in the nation for health care has garnered national attention. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius visited Nationwide Children's Hospital today to celebrate the achievements of Solutions for Patient Safety, a unique collaboration involving Ohio business leaders and health care providers that is working to improve quality and eliminate certain avoidable...

2011-03-17 16:08:00

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LeadingAge President & CEO Larry Minnix testified before the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee today on the importance of the CLASS insurance program for all Americans, saying: "Long-term care is something most families will face, and no one wants to talk about. The CLASS program creates a consumer-financed, premium-based, voluntary insurance plan to help people finance whatever long-term services and supports they...

2011-02-15 12:45:00

Skilled Nursing Sector, Nation's 2nd Largest Health Facility Employer, Employs 1.7 Million and Generates Over $200 Billion Annually in Economic Activity NY, CA, OH, TX, FL, PA Top List as Local Employers WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Jacob Lew and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner visit Capitol Hill to brief key House and Senate budget panels on the...

2011-02-07 14:07:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a briefing today at the Kaiser Family Foundation on "Opportunities for Long-Term Services and Supports in the Health Reform Law," U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reinforced the Administration's commitment to moving forward with the implementation of Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act. Advance CLASS, Inc. and its membership commend Secretary Sebelius for taking the...

2011-02-01 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a proud sponsor of MEDEA 2011, a two-day conference (February 1 and 2) dedicated to improving the country of Georgia's health system by the year 2020. The conference, led by the government of Georgia, brings together high level Georgian and American health professionals to begin to solve some of the country's most pressing health problems. The conference is designed to seek both ideas and investment from the...

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2011-01-18 09:25:00

Americans living with pre-existing conditions are being freed from discrimination in order to get the health coverage they need, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement released Tuesday. As many as 129 million Americans under age 65 have medical problems putting them at risk of being rejected by insurance companies or having to pay more for coverage, according to the HHS study. The study also found that one-fifth to one-half of non-elderly people in the United States have...

2011-01-12 16:03:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a meeting today in the nation's capital of a federal advisory committee on the new health care law, Family Research Council (FRC) expressed its strong opposition to designating abortion as a means of pregnancy-prevention. The Institute of Medicine Committee on Preventive Services for Women is hearing comments about regulatory mandates for women's preventive services under Obamacare. (Logo:...

2011-01-07 11:14:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced up to $10 million in funding for a Health Center Planning Grant (HCPG) opportunity for organizations across the country that would like to become a Community Health Center. The HCPG opportunity is intended to support organizations in the future development of a health center and will support approximately 125 HCPGs in FY 2011. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)...


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