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HHS officials to tout Biden’s health care agenda on ‘Match Day’ for medical students

HHS officials to tout Biden’s health care agenda on ‘Match Day’ for medical students

Roughly a dozen Biden administration health officials will mark “Match Day” for medical students on Friday, traveling to different medical schools across the country and speaking about President Biden’s health care agenda. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra will visit a medical school in Washington, D.C., while other officials will be at medical […]

HHS secretary: UAB decision to pause IVF treatment will have 'heart-wrenching consequences'

HHS secretary: UAB decision to pause IVF treatment will have 'heart-wrenching consequences'

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra decried the recent University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) health care system’s decision to pause in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments Wednesday. “I’ve long made clear that overturning Roe was just the beginning of the attacks on women’s health, privacy, & autonomy — and that’s exactly what we […]

House COVID panel leader threatens to subpoena HHS for lack of cooperation

House COVID panel leader threatens to subpoena HHS for lack of cooperation

The chair of the House panel investigating the COVID-19 pandemic threatened to subpoena Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials Friday over a lack of cooperation with the committee’s investigation unless they answer another round of specific questions.  In a letter sent to HHS Assistant Secretary for Legislation Melanie Egorin, Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) […]

HHS tells states to do more to protect kids after millions lose Medicaid coverage

HHS tells states to do more to protect kids after millions lose Medicaid coverage

The Biden administration is calling on states that have dropped the highest numbers of children from Medicaid to take advantage of numerous federal policies to ensure families can regain coverage and don’t fall through the cracks.   According to federal data released Monday, nine states accounted for about 60 percent of the decline in children’s enrollment […]

HHS pledges to keep Paxlovid available as it transitions to commercial market

HHS pledges to keep Paxlovid available as it transitions to commercial market

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Friday it had reached an agreement with Pfizer to ensure continued access to the antiviral Paxlovid for the next few years as it prepares to transition the drug into the commercial market. HHS said the agreement “maximizes taxpayer investment.” “This agreement builds on HHS and […]

HHS: More than 7 million people have received updated COVID vaccine

HHS: More than 7 million people have received updated COVID vaccine

More than 7 million Americans have received the updated COVID-19 vaccine since it was approved one month ago, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed off on the Pfizer and Moderna shots Sept. 11, and distribution was allowed to begin after the Centers for Disease […]

HHS awards $1.4B in grants to develop future COVID-19 tools

HHS awards $1.4B in grants to develop future COVID-19 tools

The Biden administration on Tuesday announced it is awarding $1.4 billion in grants through its coronavirus initiative to fund the development of “a new generation of tools and technologies to protect against COVID-19 for years to come.” Through the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded […]

How the pandemic impacted the mental health of young Americans

How the pandemic impacted the mental health of young Americans

According to the Jama Network and HHS, depression and anxiety symptoms doubled among Gen Z during the pandemic. WATCH the ABC News Live Stream Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_Ma8oQLmSM SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://bit.ly/2vZb6yP Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/abcnews FOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/abc #ABCNLUpdate #mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #genz #pandemic source

Reported HIPAA complaints and breaches shot up from 2017 to 2021: HHS

Reported HIPAA complaints and breaches shot up from 2017 to 2021: HHS

A report released on Friday found that HIPAA complaints and breaches spiked between 2017 and 2021, with the agency in charge of handling the notices saying it lacks sufficient resources to properly respond. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to submit an […]

HHS policy for monitoring gain-of-function virus research unclear, GAO says

HHS policy for monitoring gain-of-function virus research unclear, GAO says

A congressional watchdog agency has determined that the oversight carried out by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for research involving highly transmissible viruses such as the coronavirus lacks clarity when it comes to the requirements for such studies and is recommending that the department develop new standards for assessing risk. The Government […]