Health and Human Services (HHS)

11:11am

Fri December 23, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Critics Say Obama's Efforts To Protect Science Are Slow and Weak

Originally published on Tue December 27, 2011 9:00 am

Did politics trump science when it came to Plan B?
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Critics cried foul when Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled the Food and Drug Administration earlier this month, saying that teenage girls can't buy the emergency contraceptive plan B without a prescription. Their complaint: That the move went against the Obama administration's stated goal of protecting science from the taint of politics.

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3:00am

Thu December 8, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Women's Groups Outraged By Ruling On Morning-After Pill

Women's health advocates were quick to cry foul Wednesday when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled the opinion of the Food and Drug Administration that the popular "morning after" emergency contraceptive "Plan B One Step" should be allowed to be sold without a prescription — and without age restrictions.

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1:41pm

Wed November 2, 2011
Health

‘Consumer-friendly’ Insurance Website Difficult To Maneuver

A new website that is being touted as a consumer-friendly tool to navigate the complexities of health insurance rates is difficult to maneuver and understand.
Colorado Division of Insurance

Would you like to know why health insurance rates have jumped so much in Colorado? Good luck.

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11:19am

Mon August 1, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Feds Order Insurers To Cover Birth Control Free Of Charge To Women

Before long, almost all insurers will have to cover birth control pills at no charge to women.
iStockphoto.com

Even though the decision was widely expected, there's no denying the news is still a pretty big deal. Today, the Department of Health and Human Services adopted in full the women's health recommendations issued two weeks ago by the independent Institute of Medicine.

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12:26pm

Thu April 21, 2011
Healthcare

Patient Safety Program Targets Preventable Health Problems

Creative Commons

Federal health officials chose Children's Hospital in Denver to talk about a new program that aims to cut down on preventable injuries and medical complications. 

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