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Becerra to launch reproductive health care series ahead of Roe anniversary

Becerra to launch reproductive health care series ahead of Roe anniversary

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra will be joining with Democratic lawmakers to launch a reproductive health care series this week to highlight efforts by the administration to ensure access to reproductive and contraceptive care. The health care series will start in D.C. on Wednesday, with Becerra hosting Democratic female Congress members for […]

Health Secretary Becerra wants Latinos to talk about mental health

Health Secretary Becerra wants Latinos to talk about mental health

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Tuesday he wants more Hispanic families to proactively address mental health to overcome the structural and cultural barriers that have undermined diagnosing and treating mental illnesses in the community. “We have to talk to folks and especially if we can get folks who are from those communities, […]

Republicans take shots at Becerra over drug price reform, child migrants

Republicans take shots at Becerra over drug price reform, child migrants

Senate Republicans questioned the Biden administration’s plans to tackle prescription drug prices among other priorities during two hearings Wednesday featuring Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.  Biden’s budget proposals build off of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) passed last year, which allows Medicare to negotiate prices of certain drugs. The budget proposal would expand […]

Xavier Becerra Confirmed as HHS Secretary

March 18, 2021 — Xavier Becerra was confirmed as secretary of health and human services by the U.S. Senate on Thursday. The vote was 50 to 49, and Senator Susan Collins of Maine was the only Republican to support his confirmation, The New York Times reported. Becerra is a son of Mexican immigrants who became […]