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  • Federal surveys trim LGBT questions, alarming advocates

    03/20/2017 5:00:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 4:57 PM EDT | Matt Sedensky
    LGBT advocates are questioning the Trump administration’s quiet deletion of questions on sexuality from two federal surveys. Combined with the withdrawal of another planned survey evaluating the effectiveness of a homelessness project for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, the moves have alarmed watchdogs who worry they may point to a manipulation of government data collection to serve the ideology of a government they view as hostile to their causes. “In an age when LGBT rights are such a part of the national discussion, the Trump administration is choosing to not only ignore us but erase us from the discussion,”...
  • HHS official bucks Trump administration, opposes healthcare plan

    03/09/2017 8:05:01 AM PST · by kevcol · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 8, 2017 | Robert King
    Andrew Ostrovsky, a medical official at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is part of HHS, tweeted late Wednesday that he would oppose the bill. "Despite political messaging from others at [Health and Human Services]" Ostrovsky tweeted he would align with experts at outside groups such as the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatricians to oppose the bill.
  • Price confirmed as head of HHS; to be point person in dismantling of Obamacare

    02/10/2017 12:06:28 AM PST · by pnz1 · 46 replies
    The Senate early Friday morning confirmed President Trump’s pick to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Republicans vote to suspend committee rules, advance Mnuchin, Price nominations

    02/01/2017 7:16:15 AM PST · by Truth29 · 115 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 1, 2017 | MJ Lee, Phil Mattingly and Manu Raju
    Senate Republicans took an extraordinary step Wednesday to move forward with two of President Donald Trump's top Cabinet nominees after confronting a boycott from Democrats across the aisle. Republican lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee -- the panel that oversees the nomination of Steve Mnuchin to be Treasury secretary and Rep. Tom Price to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services -- gathered for the second day in a row with Democrats on the committee refusing to show up. Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, pointing to the "extraordinary circumstances" of the meeting, allowed the Republicans...
  • Trump administration pulls back on HealthCare.gov ads

    01/26/2017 9:28:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 26, 2017 10:36 PM EST | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    The Trump administration said Thursday night it is pulling back advertising to promote HealthCare.gov as open enrollment draws to a close for this year. The Health and Human Services Department said in a statement that the government has pulled back about $5 million in ads as part of an effort to cut costs. The statement said HHS has already spent more than $60 million to promote sign-ups this year under former President Barack Obama’s health care law. Former Obama officials immediately accused the new administration of “sabotage.” …
  • Feds Ask Colorado's Obamacare Exchange to Return $9.7M

    01/07/2017 6:09:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 6, 2017 | 12:13 PM EST | Eric Scheiner
    The federal government is recommending the state of Colorado repay $9.7 million in grant funds it says were not properly managed in the creation of its Obamacare health insurance exchange. […] The government concludes the Colorado marketplace did not adequately document costs that it charged to the establishment grants ($4.4 million); charged grants for unallowable contract costs ($4.5 million); improperly transferred costs from one establishment grant to another ($312,000); and improperly awarded bonuses, overpayments, unallowable promotional giveaway items, excessive and unreasonable tips, vendor rebates that were not credited to the establishment grants, and unallowable social activities ($463,000). …
  • Democrats’ strategy to snarl nominations: Demand more information

    01/06/2017 10:46:32 AM PST · by detective · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 5, 2017 | S.A. Miller and Stephen Dinan
    Left without the power to filibuster, Democrats are settling on another strategy to derail President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees: Demand more information. It’s the same tactic that helped Democrats sink some nominees the last time they were in the minority, during the George W. Bush administration. But they may have dented their own cause by powering through President Obama’s picks and drawing a road map that Republicans will now employ to confirm Mr. Trump’s nominations. The first target for the strategy is Rep. Tom Price, the anti-Obamacare crusader whom Mr. Trump tapped to run the Department of Health and Human Services....
  • Texas judge blocks ObamaCare requirement that taxpayers fund sex change operations

    01/04/2017 8:21:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/3/17 | Doug Book
    On New Year’s Eve, Texas Federal Judge Reed O’Connor issued “…a nationwide, preliminary injunction to block a new Obamacare mandate requiring taxpayers to fund transgender reassignment surgeries and abortions.” When the Affordable Care Act was written, the word “Sex” was used to describe an individual’s actual sex—that is, whether they were biologically a male or a female. The left, however, found this rather too restrictive given today’s grey area lottery of self-designated genetic wonders and sexual deviates. Representing Texas as one of the plaintiffs in the case against Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton...
  • Court strikes down harmful transgender mandate

    12/31/2016 2:51:38 PM PST · by NYer · 44 replies
    Becket Fund ^ | December 31, 2016 | Melinda Skea
    Court strikes down harmful transgender mandate Ruling protects children and doctors, hospitals from federal regulationFor Immediate Release: December 31, 2016Media Contact: Melinda Skea | media@becketfund.org | 202-349-7224WASHINGTON, D.C. – Moments ago a Texas court protected the rights of families and their doctors to make medical decisions for their child free from government bureaucrats’ interference.The court ruling comes after eight states, an association of almost 18,000 doctors, and a Catholic hospital system challenged a federal regulation that requires doctors to perform gender transition procedures on children, even if the doctor believes the treatment could harm the child. Doctors who followed their...
  • Medicaid Blew $26 Mil on Health Coverage for Dead People (Florida alone)

    12/16/2016 11:47:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 16, 2016
    The government spent a breathtaking $26 million to provide dead people—who were poor when they were alive—with health insurance in one state alone, according to a new federal audit. The benefit was administered through Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the needy and the astonishing multi-million-dollar figure applies to just Florida but similar atrocities are likely occurring in other states. American taxpayers may wonder how this could possibly happen, though fraud and corruption are rampant in government, especially in welfare programs. First let’s explain how Medicaid, jointly funded by federal and state governments, functions. The Centers for Medicare &...
  • Obama’s ‘Eleventh Hour Power Grab’ Bars States From Pulling Planned Parenthood Funds

    12/14/2016 6:44:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    Bradford Richardson ^ | December 14, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Obama’s ‘Eleventh Hour Power Grab’ Bars States From Pulling Planned Parenthood Funds By Bradford Richardson - December 14, 2016 President Obama is delivering a generous parting gift to Planned Parenthood in the form of a rule prohibiting states from divesting millions of dollars from the nation’s largest abortion provider. The final version of the rule, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday, requires states to distribute dollars from Title X of the Public Health Service Act without taking into account whether recipient clinics perform abortions. The edict is set to go into effect Jan. 18, two...
  • Obama admin issues final rule blocking state efforts to defund Planned Parenthood

    12/14/2016 2:25:17 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 14, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    Barack Obama’s Health and Human Services Department (HHS) issued a final rule Wednesday designed to thwart state efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. The rule bans withholding federal funds from the abortion giant’s affiliates and other entities that perform abortion for any reason other than the ability to provide Title X “family planning” services, and is scheduled to take effect two days prior to President-elect Donald Trump’s January 20 inauguration. The regulation is in direct response to the effort of more than a dozen states to defund Planned Parenthood, and was set up by HHS to entail a laborious process to...
  • Outstanding Pick: Why Conservatives Should Be Thrilled By Trump's HHS Nominee

    11/29/2016 4:08:00 PM PST · by detective · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 29, 2016 | Guy Benson
    As Cortney relayed last night as the news was breaking, President-Elect Donald Trump has selected Rep. Tom Price, MD -- a Georgia Republican -- to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services. This is exceptionally good news, representing perhaps Trump's strongest pick to date. On the heels of hapless, Obamacare-tainted HHS chiefs Kathleen Sebelius and Sylvia Burwell, Price will be a breath of fresh air, if confirmed.  Conservatives should celebrate and support his nomination for three principal reasons: (1) Price hasn't merely been a vocal Obamacare critic, as many news accounts are describing him. He has, of course, forcefully objected to...
  • Here's how Trump's HHS pick, Tom Price wants to replace Obamacare

    11/29/2016 11:43:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/29/2016 | Philip Klein
    By tapping House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Price to serve as his Secretary of Health and Human Services, President-elect Trump has added to his team one of the most serious and knowledgeable Republicans on healthcare policy, and in the process pressed his finger on the scales of the internal GOP debate over how specifically to replace Obamacare. In contrast to many Republicans, who have talked in terms of repealing Obamacare without offering their own vision for the healthcare system, Price, an orthopedic surgeon, has for years been refining his own detailed plan. In fact, he was one of...
  • HHS nominee Price opposes Obamacare, backs Medicare vouchers

    11/29/2016 8:43:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 29, 2016 10:46 AM EST | Andrew Taylor
    As a congressman, Georgia Republican Tom Price has been thwarted in his hopes to repeal the Affordable Care Act and transform Medicare into a voucher-like program for future participants. Now, as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services, Price will wield great power as Trump’s top health policy adviser and preside, Republicans hope, over the dismantlement of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. Price, 62, carries himself with a surgeon’s confidence and possesses deep knowledge of health policy. He is one of very few Republicans to actually propose a replacement for Obamacare, and...
  • It looks like President-Elect Trump has found the man to replace Obamacare

    11/28/2016 7:38:06 PM PST · by TheRef · 25 replies
    Political Ref ^ | 11/28/16
    11/28/16   It looks like President-Elect Trump has found the man to replace Obamacare What has Congressman Price proposed to replace Obamacare? Image Price is the likely HHS secretary pick According to the New York Times, citing a transition team official, President-Elect Trump has tapped Congressman Price to head the Health and Human Services Department. He will control a $1 trillion budget and administer health programs that cover over 100 millions citizens. Congressman Tom Price is a medical doctor who worked in price practice as an orthopedic surgeon and spent some time teaching at the Emory University School of...
  • IT’S OFFICIAL: TRUMP CHOOSES TOM PRICE FOR HHS; SEEMA VERMA FOR CMS

    11/29/2016 7:29:39 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 79 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 29 Nov 2016
    President-elect Donald Trump is tapping Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) to be Secretary of Health and Human Services and Seema Verma as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to a release from the transition team. “Together, Chairman Price and Seema Verma are the dream team that will transform our healthcare system for the benefit of all Americans,” Trump said in a statement. Price, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, is a physician and a fierce opponent of Obamacare. “It is an honor to be nominated to serve our nation as Secretary of Health and Human Services....
  • Tom Price, Obamacare Critic, Is Trump’s Choice for Health Secretary

    11/28/2016 7:04:58 PM PST · by usafa92 · 90 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/28/2016 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Representative Tom Price, a six-term Republican congressman from Georgia who has led opposition to the Affordable Care Act, to be secretary of health and human services, according to a transition team official. Mr. Price, an orthopedic surgeon, has been a severe critic of the health law, saying it interferes with the ability of patients and doctors to make medical decisions. And he says that events have borne out his warnings. “Premiums have gone up, not down,” Mr. Price said recently. “Many Americans lost the health coverage they were told time and time...
  • Trump to nominate Georgia Rep. Tom Price as health secretary

    11/28/2016 8:11:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 28, 2016 10:50 PM EST | Julie Pace
    President-elect Donald Trump has selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price, a leading critic of President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care law, to head the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a person familiar with the decision. If confirmed by the Senate, Price will play a central role in Republican efforts to repeal and replace the current health care law. Trump has pledged to move quickly on overhauling the landmark measure, but has been vague about what he hopes to see in a replacement bill. …
  • Trump picks Steubenville theology grad to lead health care transition team [believing Catholic??]

    11/16/2016 5:38:38 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    Aleteia ^ | November 14, 2016 | Deacoon Greg Kandra
    Senate Majority Leader advisor Andrew Bremberg will lead president-elect Donald Trump’s healthcare transition team, according to Inside Health Policy. Bremberg currently advises Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and was an advisor for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker during his presidential bid. Bremberg was part of the transition team for former GOP president candidate Mitt Romney, according to the Washington, D.C.-based publication. For eight years, Bremberg served in the Department of Health and Human Services. From 2005 to 2007, he was special assistant to the Immediate Office of the Secretary and from 2001 to 2005, he was special assistant to the executive...
  • Ben Carson Turns Down Cabinet Post in Trump Administration

    11/15/2016 9:42:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    We're awaiting a slew of cabinet announcements today from President-elect Donald Trump but one high profile campaign surrogate won't be named. Dr. Ben Carson, who ran against Trump in the primary, has reportedly declined any kind of position inside the administration. Before declining, Carson was on the short list for Secretary of Education and Health and Human Services. Raffi Williams over at Circa has the scoop: According to Dr. Ben Carson's business manager Armstrong Williams, Dr. Ben Carson will not serve in President-elect Donald Trump's administration, a separate source confirmed that Carson was being offered a position as Secretary of Health and Human...
  • How Republicans Can Start to Dismantle Obamacare With a Trump Presidency

    11/10/2016 4:25:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    DAILY SIGNAL ^ | November 10, 2016 | Melissa Quinn
    The GOP’s long-discussed dreams of repealing Obamacare became closer to reality early Wednesday morning when Donald Trump was elected president. Six years after President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law and after more than 60 attempts to repeal it, Republicans now have a good chance to advance their own agenda. While on the campaign trail, Trump repeatedly promised voters that he would repeal Obamacare if he was elected president and even called on congressional Republicans to call a “special session” to move forward with rolling back the law. “Obamacare has to be replaced,” Trump said earlier this...
  • Trump eyeing Bobby Jindal for possible health secretary post

    11/10/2016 9:24:06 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 65 replies
    theadvocate.com ^ | 11/9/16 | Elizabeth Crisp
    Citing an unnamed insider, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that former Gov. Bobby Jindal is being eyed by President-elect Donald Trump for a potential appointment as Health and Human Services Secretary. If so, it could be one of the quickest turnarounds from enemy to frenemy to partner in recent political history. A spokesman for Jindal didn't immediately respond to The Advocate's request for comment. A Politico.com story on Trump's possible cabinet appointees doesn't mention Jindal on the HHS Secretary list. Buzzfeed's exhaustive list of potential appointees similarly makes no mention of Jindal.
  • Unconfirmed reports of leprosy at elementary school prompt parent notification

    09/06/2016 10:00:41 AM PDT · by mware · 66 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | Published: Sept. 4, 2016 Updated: Sept. 6, 2016 8:17 a.m. | By ALI TADAYON / STAFF WRITER
    Jurupa Unified School District officials received an unconfirmed report that two Indian Hills Elementary School students were diagnosed with leprosy, which prompted them to send a letter home to parents Friday, Sept. 2. Though the information has not been confirmed, said Superintendent Elliott Duchon, school district officials decided to send the letter home as a precaution. “We wanted parents of the students to know, we wanted to get ahead of any rumors and make sure they had access to ample information,” Duchon said in a phone interview Sunday evening. Duchon would not say where the report came from, but did...
  • New peak for US health care spending: $10,345 per person

    07/13/2016 4:44:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 13, 2016 5:21 PM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    The nation’s health care tab this year is expected to surpass $10,000 per person for the first time, the government said Wednesday. The new peak means the Obama administration will pass the problem of high health care costs on to its successor. The report from number crunchers at the Department of Health and Human Services projects that health care spending will grow at a faster rate than the national economy over the coming decade. That squeezes the ability of federal and state governments, not to mention employers and average citizens, to pay. Growth is projected to average 5.8 percent from...
  • HHS Reinterprets Law to Allow California Abortion Mandate

    06/25/2016 3:59:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Congressman Joe Pitts
    In 2004 Congress passed the Weldon amendment, which said that no state can discriminate against a healthcare entity because it refuses to participate in abortions. The language includes states discriminating against a health plan that decides not to cover abortion. If the state does, according to the amendment, it will lose its federal funding. In August 2014, California informed its health insurers that they would no longer be allowed to offer health plans that exclude elective abortions. Insurers complied, as one might expect, and suddenly, no one in California could purchase health insurance that didn't pay for the death of...
  • Obama's HHS Signs Cooperation Deal with Castro Regime Because

    06/20/2016 5:47:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    “The US Department of Health and Human Services and the Cuban government on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding to encourage cooperation between the two countries on health matters…“Cuba has made significant contributions to health and science,” HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said in a statement. “This new collaboration is a historic opportunity for two nations to build on each other’s knowledge and experience, and benefit biomedical research and public health at large.”Tell it to Tuvalu, President Obama and Secretary Mathews-Burwell. Tuvalu is a group of Pacific islands (big atolls, actually) north of Fiji and east of New Guinea formerly...
  • Blackburn Calls for HHS Investigation into StemExpress & Abortion Clinics

    06/01/2016 1:41:42 PM PDT · by blueyon · 2 replies
    The Energy and Commerence Committee ^ | 6/01/16 | Press Release
    Washington, DC – Select Investigative Panel Chairman Marsha Blackburn is calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to investigate potential violations of federal law by StemExpress and a number of abortion clinics. In a letter to the Office of Centralized Case Management Operations at HHS, Chairman Blackburn asks Director Jocelyn Samuels to examine evidence uncovered by the Select Panel’s investigation that shows StemExpress and the abortion clinics violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The HIPAA privacy rule is a patients’ rights law, designed to empower the patient to determine when and...
  • "Federal judge rules Obamacare is being funded unconstitutionally"

    05/15/2016 9:12:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/15/16 | D. Savage
    The following article has been taken from the May 12th issue of the Los Angeles Times. Although "The Coach's Team" rarely posts anything but original pieces by its own staff, I believe this information is important enough to be re-posted in its entirety for our readers. Please take note of the emphasized phrase below which makes it clear that, although the Obama Regime via the Department of Health and Human Services is in clear violation of the Constitution, the judge's ruling which correctly declares this to be the case "stands a good chance of being overturned on appeal." The reason?...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Woman says her developmentally disabled sister was raped while at state-run group home

    05/02/2016 9:10:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 2 2016 | Victoria Bekiempis, Stephen Rex Brown
    A nonverbal, developmentally disabled woman was raped under the supervision of a state-run group home, the sister of the alleged victim claims — and officials did nothing to address the alleged abuse, she told the Daily News. The disabled woman — who cannot legally consent to sex — was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in 2004 while under the care of Union Avenue IRA, according to a Manhattan federal lawsuit that will be filed Monday. “What went through my head was that my sister was raped by somebody,” said L.K., the alleged victim’s sister, adding that the 47-year-old woman...
  • Feds Blow Off House Subpoena For Obamacare Co-Op Docs

    04/21/2016 7:36:55 AM PDT · by safetysign · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/20/2016 | Kathryn Watson
    Federal health officials refuse to give Congress hundreds of subpoenaed documents on Obamacare’s failed co-ops so that people will continue enrolling in the deeply troubled program, a congressional leader said Tuesday. Twelve of the 23 co-ops created in 2011 under Obamacare at a cost of $2.4 billion have failed, and another eight of the remaining 11 are likely to go under this year. But the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) won’t hand over documents subpoenaed months ago by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz  82% , who chairs the House...
  • HHS Says Health Records Should Communicate With Each Other. What Does That Mean?

    04/11/2016 4:37:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Nextgov ^ | 4/8/16 | Mohana Ravindranath
    When a patient moves from one health system to another, there’s no guarantee his or her electronic medical records are compatible with the new system’s. The Department of Health and Human Services wants to change that, with a number of efforts aimed at making electronic health record technology more “interoperable.” But how does a health system measure “interoperability,” and how does the department know if it’s successful? HHS doesn’t know the answer -- and it’s looking to the public for help. In a new request for information, HHS is asking for input on metrics that could measure interoperability. The eventual...
  • There’s No Public-Health Case for Making Nuns Provide Free Birth Control

    03/25/2016 1:30:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Michael J. New
    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a group of cases challenging the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that non-profit employers offer health-care coverage that includes contraception, abortifacients, and sterilization. The challengers in the consolidated cases, captioned Zubik v. Burwell, include Little Sisters of the Poor, Priests for Life, and a variety of religious non-profits. Many of the arguments that have been put forth in support of the plaintiffs involve conscience rights. These are important arguments that certainly deserve attention. However, in the amicus brief I filed in on behalf of the Charlotte Lozier Institute, I emphasized public-health...
  • Members of Congress speak up for Little Sisters before big day in court

    03/25/2016 10:03:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    angelusnews.com ^ | March 22, 2016 | Matt Hadro
    Members of the United States Congress have voiced their support for the Little Sisters of the Poor before their case is argued before the Supreme Court on Wednesday. “We talk a lot about public service up here. Well, these are the people who live it,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said of the sisters on the House Floor on Tuesday, noting that they serve the poor in 31 countries. “They are the definition of public service.” On Wednesday, oral arguments for Zubik v. Burwell will take place at the Supreme Court. The case is a bundle of seven cases against...
  • Who are the Little Sisters of the Poor, and why should you care?

    03/25/2016 1:42:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    catholicnewsagency.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Jenny Uebbing
    If you were totally avoiding the internet today, or if you live under a particularly pleasant and comfortable rock, maybe you don’t know that the federal government and a bunch of nuns are duking it out before the Supreme Court over birth control. More to the point, they’re fighting over the Little Sisters of the Poors’ refusal to subsidize contraception and abortion-causing drugs for their employees via their health insurance coverage, all of whom, by the way, are mandated by the President Obama’s signature eponymous government overreach law to purchase their own health insurance. Well, fair’s fair, right? I mean,...
  • Wasserman Schultz Curses In Front Of Nuns

    03/25/2016 1:16:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Alex Preffier
    Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz  4% said “d***” in front of the Supreme Court building while the Little Sisters of the Poor were there demonstrating. Wasserman Schultz was speaking to a group of Planned Parenthood supporters who were there while the court was hearing oral arguments in the case of Zubik v. Burwell. The Little Sisters of the Poor are one of many plaintiffs who are asking to be exempting from the federal government requirement to cover contraceptives in their health-care plans. “Those rights that we secured must remain in place and while we’re at it this...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wants to Force Catholic Nuns to Pay for Abortion Drugs: “It Can’t be All My Way”

    03/23/2016 5:56:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in the case the Little Sisters of the Poor and 37 pro-life groups, universities and companies have filed against the HHS mandate, which forces them to pay for abortion-causing drugs in their employee health care plans. The case, Zubik v. Burwell, involves 37 religious nonprofits such as charities and universities that say the HHS mandate violates their religious beliefs. They say the religious accommodation the Obama administration put together still makes them complicit in covering the abortion-causing drugs. “Hijacking. It seems to me that’s an accurate description of what the government wants to...
  • Contraception Mandate v. Denver's Little Sisters of the Poor in U.S. Supreme Court

    03/23/2016 8:58:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    westword.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Michael Roberts
    Update: In 2014, we told you about a challenge to Obamacare's contraception mandate filed in Denver by Little Sisters of the Poor, an organization jointly based here and in Baltimore; we've incorporated elements of our previous coverage into this post. The Sisters lost that case, but they haven't given up their fight. Today, the matter is being heard at the U.S. Supreme Court. Among the groups that have supported the Little Sisters of the Poor is the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which describes itself as "a non-profit, public-interest legal and educational institute with a mission to protect the free...
  • Pro-Lifers Rally for Little Sisters of the Poor as They Fight Obama’s HHS Mandate at SCOTUS

    03/23/2016 8:35:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Outside the Supreme Court this morning, pro-life advocates are rallying for the Little Sisters of the Poor, who are challenging Obama’s HHS mandate today at the Supreme Court. In the next major battle in the pro-life fight against the HHS mandate, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Little Sisters of the Poor’s challenge to the Obama HHS mandate. The nation’s highest court will hear debate from attorneys representing the Catholic religious order and the Obama administration on Wednesday. The Little Sisters of the Poor are asking the nation’s highest court to ensure they do not have to comply...
  • Cecile Richards Campaigns for Hillary Clinton: We Must Force Americans to Fund Abortions

    03/14/2016 10:21:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 14, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards campaigned for pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over the weekend. Richards had a message for voters that points to what Clinton will try to do as president: force Americans to fund abortions with their tax dollars. Missouri pro-life legislators voted last week to take tax dollars from abortion groups like Planned Parenthood and use them for public education and comprehensive health care providers instead. The Missouri House passed a proposed 2017 budget amendment on Tuesday that would cut about $380,000 in Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood, according to the Joplin Globe. About $55,000 of...
  • New App Funded by Tax Dollars Connects Teens to Birth Control, ‘Sexuality Education’

    02/23/2016 12:54:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 22, 2016 | 3:40 PM EST | Penny Starr
    A Pennsylvania-based non-profit group dedicated to giving young people access to birth control and "sexuality education" has launched a free app that connects "teens and young adults ages 14-24 with accurate, timely information about sexual and reproductive health." AccessMatters launched the app, dubbed "It Matters," last week, and a spokesperson with the organization told CNSNews.com that the app was funded by grants from Health and Human Services' Title X Family Planning and the Centers for Disease Control's teen pregnancy prevention program. "Users can find answers to common questions on topics such as relationships, birth control options, LGBT health, STDs (Sexually...
  • HHS failed to heed many warnings that HealthCare.gov was in trouble

    02/23/2016 8:40:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 23, 2016 | by Amy Goldstein
    During the two years before the disastrous opening of HealthCare.gov, federal officials in charge of creating the online insurance marketplace received 18 written warnings that the mammoth project was mismanaged and off course but never considered postponing its launch, according to government investigators. The warnings included a series of 11 scathing reviews from an outside consultant - among them a top-10 list of risks drawn up in the spring of 2013 that cited inadequate planning for the website's capacity and deviations from usual IT standards. A few months before, then-Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had hired another consultant...
  • HHS: Immigrants with HIV, STDs welcome

    02/23/2016 8:53:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 23, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    The administration has decided to let immigrants with three sexually transmitted diseases known for causing sores or lesions on genitalia to enter the United States, an expansion of a previous decision to let in those with HIV. The Department of Health and Human Services this month opened the borders to those with the STDs, deeming the communicable diseases not a big threat to the United States.
  • Website provides one-stop guide to Little Sisters of the Poor case against HHS

    02/16/2016 10:49:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | February 16, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is announcing a new website specifically dedicated to explaining the Little Sisters of the Poor’s ongoing legal battle with the Obama Administration and setting the record straight on the government’s claims against the charitable Catholic order. As Live Action News has covered, the Little Sisters have been one of the most high-profile targets of the Obama Administration’s efforts to force religious groups to provide contraceptive coverage. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against them last summer, but the US Supreme Court agreed in November to hear their case, as part of a consolidated...
  • Unaccompanied Alien Children Charged in Execution-Style Murder, Media Calls Them “Baby-Faced Boys

    02/11/2016 9:37:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 11, 2016
    It appears that the recent execution-style murder of a Massachusetts man was committed by two Central American teens that came to the U.S. as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) under President Obama's open border free-for-all. Tens of thousands of illegal immigrant minors--mostly from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras--have entered the country through the Mexican border since the influx began in the summer of 2014 and the administration has relocated them nationwide. News reports indicate that the 17-year-olds charged in the gruesome Massachusetts killing entered the U.S. recently as UAC's and both have ties to MS-13, according to authorities cited by various...
  • Senate probe faults government for migrant child abuse

    01/28/2016 3:01:10 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 01/28/16 | Mary Clare Jalonick and Garance Burke
    Migrant children in the government’s care were placed in U.S. homes and left vulnerable to human trafficking due to sometimes non-existent screening by the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a congressional report released Thursday. The investigation says HHS failed to run background checks on the adults in the sponsors’ households, failed to visit sponsors’ homes and failed to realize some sponsors were accumulating multiple unrelated children, which can be a sign of human trafficking.
  • How Does a President Defeat Nuns?

    01/21/2016 3:21:27 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | January 20, 2016 | REBECCA HAMILTON
    Does anybody, anywhere, believe that the HHS Mandate was ever intended to be anything other than a deliberate attack on the Catholic Church?Anyone?The duplicitous way that the Mandate was handled from day one should have convinced most Americans that shenanigans were afoot.The Mandate was drafted in closed-door meetings of a committee of abortion industry insiders. It violated promises that the President of the United States made to Congress in order to pass Obamacare.The administration rolled it out with an orchestrated apologia from the pandering press. Equally pandering organizations such as the ACLU joined in with assurances that the Mandate...
  • Illegals to be Housed at US Military Bases Warm welcome for lawbreakers.

    01/08/2016 12:11:58 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/6/16 | Brian Lilley
    Forget looking the other way as illegals stream across the southern border. The Obama administration is now looking at having the federal government supply housing to thousands of illegals on several military bases, according to The Washington Examiner. The new surge of illegal immigrant youths has forced the federal government to look at an emergency plan to house them at six military bases at at least two federal worker centers, according to the administration. The Pentagon is beginning "site assessments" at bases as far north as North Dakota and Massachusetts. According to the newspaper, Alabama Republican Rep. Martha Roby unveiled...
  • Obama Won’t Investigate Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts, Abortion Biz Applauds

    12/22/2015 7:31:17 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 17 replies
    LifeNews ^ | December 22, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration confirmed today that it will look into "fetal tissue research" in the Untied States but will not specifically investigate the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which was repeatedly caught selling aborted babies and their body parts. Hearings have exposed how the abortion company likely violated federal laws to sell the body parts. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General announced today that it will look into "fetal tissue research" after pro-life Sen. Rand Paul, a GOP presidential candidate, and 34 other senators urged the Obama administration to investigate. Paul released a copy of...
  • Illegal youths crossing border jumps 269%, HHS warns of running out of beds

    11/30/2015 5:00:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/30/15 | Paul Bedard
    The Department of Health and Human Services has notified Congress that November has seen a huge number of undocumented youths crossing into the United States, up 269 percent over last November. And it is warning that it is getting close to running out of beds to house the immigrants. Some 5,200 arrived in November, more than twice the 2014 surge. That year, 1,927 crossed over, and that was down from 3,320 in 2013. HHS' Office of Refugee Resettlement houses the youths with the Administration for Children and Families. An email from HHS provided to Secrets said, "Based on twenty-four days...