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Tag Archives: Health and Human Services

Group’s lawsuit seeks to void health care law

MILWAUKEE — A conservative group filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to have the federal health care law declared unconstitutional, arguing that the government postponed its so-called employer mandate without the necessary congressional approval. The lawsuit came the same day ...

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Startup government? (access required)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is seeking private businesspeople to participate in a new program that aims to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurship among employees and develop an environment conducive to innovation. Sounds like Uncle Sam has been following Mark Zuckerberg on Twitter.

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America hits the brakes on health care spending

WASHINGTON — Is health-care relief finally in sight? Health spending stabilized as a share of the nation’s economy in 2010 after two back-to-back years of historically low growth, the government reported Monday. Experts debated whether it’s a fleeting consequence of ...

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Maryland awarded $28.3M for children’s health coverage

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland is getting $28.3 million to help provide more children with health coverage, the U.S. Health Department announced Wednesday. Maryland is one of 23 states to share more than $296 million in performance bonus payments for surpassing a ...

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States get say on health benefits in Obama’s law

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration Friday rolled out a benefits framework for millions of people who will get private insurance through the health care overhaul, but states will decide the specifics. Under the new law, the federal government must set ...

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Obama to order FDA to help reduce drug shortages

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is directing the Food and Drug Administration to take steps to reduce drug shortages, an escalating problem that has endangered patients and raised the possibility of price gouging. Patient deaths have been blamed on the ...

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New measures planned to fight Medicare fraud

MIAMI — Federal health officials announced new security measures Monday to combat Medicare fraud, including tougher screenings for providers and the ability to withhold payments during investigations. Authorities recovered $2.5 billion in health care fraud judgments last year — a ...

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