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  • Trump Protects Religious Liberty

    05/06/2017 7:10:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 6, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President Trump’s executive order on religious liberty has garnered a mixed reaction, with the left moaning about violations of the separation of church and state and some of the right saying it is watered down meaningless rhetoric to placate his religious base, As Ryan T. Anderson at the Daily Signal opines: In reality, what Trump issued today is rather weak. All it includes is general language about the importance of religious liberty, saying the executive branch “will honor and enforce” existing laws and instructing the Department of Justice to “issue guidance” on existing law; directives to the Department of the...
  • Donald Trump Appoints Pro-Life Advocate as Assistant Secretary of HHS for Public Affairs

    04/28/2017 8:04:36 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/28/2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    President Donald Trump has appointed the pro-life advocate and former president of Americans United for Life (AUL), Dr. Charmaine Yoest, to be assistant secretary of public affairs for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). National pro-life leader and Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser responded to the announcement of Yoests appointment with the following statement: Charmaine Yoest is one of the pro-life movements most articulate and powerful communicators. As the former president and CEO of Americans United for Life, she led groundbreaking efforts to advance pro-life, pro-woman legislation at the state level. She is perfectly suited to...
  • Appointment of Yoest at HHS adds to anti-abortion ranks

    04/28/2017 9:16:31 AM PDT · by posterchild
    yahoo ^ | Apr 28, 2017 | Lev Facher
    WASHINGTON In a victory for anti-abortion advocates, the White House announced Friday that it will nominate Charmaine Yoest to become an assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, overseeing public affairs. Yoest, formerly president and CEO of the law firm Americans United for Life, is currently a senior fellow at American Values, a conservative group that on its website laments Americas culture of death. She also spent three years as a policy analyst and then vice president of the Family Research Council, another advocacy group opposed to abortion rights.
  • Trump names anti-abortion leader to high post at HHS

    04/28/2017 10:39:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2017 1:10 PM EDT | David Carry
    The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services. Charmaine Yoest, who actively supported Trump in his campaign, will serve as assistant secretary of public affairs at HHS. From 2008 until February 2016, she was president of Americans United for Life, which campaigned at the federal and state level for tough restrictions on abortion. Among the many state bills backed by the group under Yoests leadership were measures that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, require women...
  • Weekly Update: Victory for a veteran and our flag

    04/22/2017 10:37:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 21, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Court Rules Veteran Bob Rosebrock Not Guilty of Federal Crime for Displaying American Flags above Veterans Administration Fence Judicial Watch Sues the IRS to Preserve Its Emails Documents Reveal Early Security Concerns about Healthcare.gov Judicial Watch Sues for Records about Government Funding of George Soros Political Foundation Court Rules Veteran Bob Rosebrock Not Guilty of Federal Crime for Displaying American Flags above Veterans Administration Fence In a tremendous victory for Judicial Watch and our supporters, a U.S. District Court in California has declared 75-year-old veteran Robert Rosebrock not guilty of violating federal law for allegedly displaying two four-by-six inch...
  • Trump picks pro-life conservative to lead HHS civil rights office

    04/12/2017 5:06:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 11, 2017 | Peter LaBarbera
    April 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — President Trump has appointed social conservative Roger Severino to head the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in a choice celebrated by pro-family advocates and condemned by pro-LGBTQ leftists. Severino, a Harvard Law School graduate who served as director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at the conservative Heritage Foundation, has written and published extensively against leftist “gender ideology” and the Obama administration’s promotion of transgenderism in the military. His new boss at HHS is Tom Price, a conservative, pro-life former congressman from Georgia whose...
  • 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 administrations 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 Trumps 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 Obamas 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 Trumps nominees: Demand more information. Its 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 Obamas picks and drawing a road map that Republicans will now employ to confirm Mr. Trumps 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 Years Eve, Texas Federal Judge Reed OConnor 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 individuals actual sexthat is, whether they were biologically a male or a female. The left, however, found this rather too restrictive given todays grey area lottery of self-designated genetic wonders and sexual deviates. Representing Texas as one of the plaintiffs in the case against Obamas 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 peoplewho were poor when they were alivewith 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 lets explain how Medicaid, jointly funded by federal and state governments, functions. The Centers for Medicare &...
  • Obamas 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
    Obamas 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 nations 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 Obamas 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 giants 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 Trumps 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
    AsCortney 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 chiefsKathleen 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...