Department of Health and Human Services

Federal Audit: Medicare Paid $30 Million In Mystery Ambulance RidesMedicare paid $30 million for ambulance rides for which no record exists that patients got medical care at their destination, the place where they were picked up or other critical information.
Catholic Groups Get Injunction To Provision That Requires Them To Allow Employees To Secure ContraceptionRoman Catholic organizations in Wyoming secured a court order Monday blocking, at least for now, a provision of the federal Affordable Care Act requiring them to take steps to allow hundreds of employees to secure contraception and abortion services.
Report: $350M 'Funding Opportunity' To Provide 'Family Planning Services' To Immigrant ChildrenA $350 million “funding opportunity” from the Department of Health and Human Services to provide shelter for underage illegal aliens indicates that recipients must provide the children with “family planning services” and added “sensitity” to sexual orientation issues.”
Health Dept. Review Board Lifts Medicare Coverage Ban On Sex-Change SurgeryA U.S. Department of Health and Human Services review board says transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries.
White House Report Links Sports Injuries To Health Care EnrollmentJust as March Madness sweeps the nation for college basketball fans, the White House is making an extra push to increase health care enrollment in the wake of a report showing 1.9 million young people sought emergency treatment from sports-related injuries in 2012.
Obamacare Sign-Ups Steady, Still Likely To Miss GoalThe Obama administration said Tuesday it's making steady progress on health care sign-ups, but the White House needs something close to a miracle to meet its goal of enrolling 6 million people by the end of this month.
NM Exchange Official: 'I Don't Have Any Great Hope That Something Is Going To Significantly Improve'Fewer than 200 New Mexicans signed up for health insurance plans through a troubled federal online marketplace during its first month of operation, the Obama administration reported Wednesday.
White House: 106,185 Have Enrolled So Far In ObamacareThe White House released a report containing long-anticipated specifics regarding the amount of people that enrolled in medical coverage through, the online marketplace component of the Affordable Care Act.
Only 30 People Sign Up For Obamacare Coverage In WyomingOnly a handful of Wyoming residents have managed to enroll so far for health care coverage through the troubled federal insurance exchange network that kicked off three weeks ago.
Ala. Residents Won't Get Any Details About 'Obamacare' Plans Before Insurance Options Go Online Oct. 1Alabamians hoping to find health insurance through a new federally developed insurance marketplace won't get any details before October, when the insurance options are scheduled to go online.
Federal Health Officials Want To Overhaul Federally Funded Child Care CentersFederal health officials say they will propose Thursday to overhaul federally funded child care centers across the country, beefing up safety standards including background and fingerprint checks for employees and requiring states to better monitor the facilities.
AP: Health Reforms Penalize Some Indians Who Aren't 'Indian Enough'When Liz DeRouen needs any kind of health care services, from diabetes counseling to a dental cleaning, she checks into a government-funded clinic in Northern California's wine country that covers all her medical needs.