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  • BreakPoint: From Forcing Nuns to Freeing Nurses

    08/30/2019 7:36:14 PM PDT · by Morgana
    Breakpoint.org ^ | AUG, 30, 2019 | John Stonestreet & G. Shane Morris
    According to the records, in Fiscal Year 2018 the U.S. Health and Human Services Civil Rights Office received over a thousand complaints, alleging conscience violations or religious discrimination. That’s significantly more than in any year recorded under the previous presidential administration. One complaint came from a Catholic nurse working at the University of Vermont Medical Center. The unnamed nurse claims that her employer forced her to take part in an abortion, though she had informed the hospital of her pro-life beliefs. The nurse was scheduled to help a patient who had suffered a miscarriage, but when she walked into the...
  • 1 Federal Department Now Spending $100 Billion Per Month

    07/10/2019 7:53:59 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 10, 2019 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    For the first time in our nation's history, there is now a federal department spending an average of more than $100 billion per month. No, it is not the Department of Defense, which is charged with the core federal responsibility of defending us from foreign enemies. It is the Department of Health and Human Services, which, if Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has his way, will run the "Medicare for All" program. As it now stands, HHS runs Medicare for many and Medicaid for more. "In 2019, the program will cover an estimated 61 million persons (52 million aged...
  • One Federal Department Alone Is Now Spending $100 Billion Per Month!

    07/10/2019 9:45:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/10/2019 | Terry Jeffrey
    For the first time in our nation's history, there is now a federal department spending an average of more than $100 billion per month. No, it is not the Department of Defense, which is charged with the core federal responsibility of defending us from foreign enemies. It is the Department of Health and Human Services, which, if Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has his way, will run the "Medicare for All" program. As it now stands, HHS runs Medicare for many and Medicaid for more. "In 2019, the program will cover an estimated 61 million persons (52 million aged...
  • CNN's Fareed Zakaria: Guys, Trump is Right About the Asylum Abuse Crisis on the Southern Border

    07/03/2019 11:33:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    The situation on the U.S. southern border with Mexico continues to deteriorate as hundreds of thousands of Central Americans falsely claim asylum, overwhelming Border Patrol and HHS facilities. But while most Democrats are still sitting by with complaints and false accusations instead of solutions, others are finally admitting a crisis exists. CNN's Fareed Zakaria is one of them, who took time on his show this week to detail how the current asylum system is being gamed at devastating levels. "It pains me to say this but he [President Trump] is right that the United States faces a crisis with its...
  • HHS to Stop Fetal Tissue Research Within NIH

    06/07/2019 8:39:01 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 5 replies
    medpagetodat ^ | 5/7/2019 | Joyce Frieden
    WASHINGTON -- The federal government will stop funding intramural research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) involving fetal tissue derived from elective abortions, the Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday. "Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very top priorities of President Trump's administration," the department said in a statement. "Intramural research that requires new acquisition of fetal tissue from elective abortions will not be conducted." The department said current NIH-funded research at academic centers with abortion-derived fetal tissue can continue, however, and new projects can still be funded,...
  • Trump administration cancels English classes, soccer, legal aid for unaccompanied child...

    06/05/2019 1:07:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Wash Po ^ | June 5 | Maria Sacchetti
    The Trump administration is canceling English classes, recreational programs and legal aid for unaccompanied minors staying in federal migrant shelters nationwide, saying the immigration influx at the southern border has created critical budget pressures. ... Federal officials have warned Congress that they are facing “a dramatic spike” in unaccompanied minors at the southern border and have asked Congress for $2.9 billion in emergency funding to expand shelters and care. The program could run out of money in late June, and the agency is legally obligated to direct funding to essential services, Weber said. The move — revealed in an email...
  • No, Defining Men As Men In Federal Regulations Will Not Kill Trans People

    05/29/2019 10:42:23 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 29, 2019 | Chad Felix Greene
    he LGBT media is turning to sensationalist reporting and headline hysteria on an HHS rule change that protects the consciences of medical professionals. In a hysterical headline, even for LGBT media, Queerty breathlessly announced that President Trump’s latest proposed rule change will kill lots of trans people. Lambda Legal sounded the alarm:
  • HHS Finalizes Rule Requiring Manufacturers Disclose Drug Prices in TV Ads...

    05/08/2019 7:43:20 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 12 replies
    HHS.gov ^ | HHS.gov
    Less than a year after the release of President Trump’s American Patients First - PDF blueprint, HHS finalizes first rule implementing the blueprint, aimed at increasing transparency for patients and bringing down overall drug costs both for patients and for the Medicare and Medicaid programs. On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced a final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that will require direct-to-consumer television advertisements for prescription pharmaceuticals covered by Medicare or Medicaid to include the list price – the Wholesale Acquisition Cost – if that price is equal to or greater...
  • FEMA denies Puerto Rico request for help processing backlog of bodies

    02/28/2019 7:13:03 PM PST · by blueplum · 21 replies
    CBS News via msn ^ | 28 Feb 2019 | Camilo Montoya-Galvez
    Washington — Although the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Puerto Rico's request to dispatch forensic units to Puerto Rico to help process a mounting backlog of bodies, the island's government has received a much-need reprieve. The fiscal board which controls spending in the U.S. territory will allow Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to use $1.5 million in funding to curtail the backlog in the island's morgue. …(snip) ...he FEMA official said these issues could be not be "attributed" to the natural disasters that struck the island, which triggered the first DMORT deployment. "These and the other courses of action ... address systemic...
  • Black 'genocide': Black Christian leaders call on HHS to abolish Office of Population Affairs

    01/20/2019 4:00:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/20/2019 | Samuel Smith
    WASHINGTON — Black Christian pastors, doctors and lawyers are calling on the Department of Health and Human Services to abolish its Office of Population Affairs, an entity that they say is responsible for funding contraceptive programs that are partly responsible for a “genocide” in their communities. In the aftermath of the 2019 March for Life, dozens gathered at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Southeast D.C. Friday evening for the “Sudden Uprising” conference to speak out against abortion and to call for an end to federal birth control and contraceptive funding that they argue has helped reduce the African-American...
  • HHS bares its teeth on religious freedom, and California gets bit

    01/18/2019 3:31:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2019 05:31 PM | Nicole Russell
    On Friday the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services finally announced that it found California violated the federal conscience protection laws. This is the first time since the launch of the new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division one year ago that OCR has found a violation under these laws. Several pregnancy resource clinics in California complained that the state of California had fined them for refusing to refer others to, and advertise, abortion clinics. In 2015, California adopted the Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act, which required pregnancy resource centers to essentially...
  • Fmr Pfizer exec who joined HHS to lower drug prices found bludgeoned to death in DC, Ruled “suicide”

    11/20/2018 6:17:37 AM PST · by deandg99 · 31 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/20/2018 | Mike Adams
    A former executive for Pfizer, recently tasked with joining HHS to help reduce the prices of Big Pharma’s monopoly prescription medications, was found bludgeoned to death outside his Washington D.C. apartment. Local police ruled the death of Daniel Best a suicide, raising immediate questions about how an individual can bludgeon himself to death with multiple blows. “The city’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Thursday said Best died from “multiple blunt force injuries” and it ruled his death a suicide. It would not release further information,” reports Cleveland.com. The news website also reports: In announcing his death, HHS Secretary...
  • Trump’s Drug Pricing Czar Found With ‘Multiple Blunt Force Injuries,’ Ruled Suicide

    11/18/2018 7:27:39 PM PST · by Rabin · 54 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | November 18, 2018 | PETR SVAB
    Daniel Best, a high-level Health and Human Services official, tasked with lowering drug prices was found dead and, according District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, took his own life. Best was a drug industry insider. “Azar and Best know where the bodies are buried”…
  • Court: Obama Admin Dodged State Laws To Get Illegal Minors Abortions

    10/18/2018 5:34:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Federalist ^ | October 18, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    Last week, a federal judge in California dismissed a lawsuit the American Civil Liberties Union had filed in 2016 challenging the government’s award of grants to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to provide services to unaccompanied minor illegal aliens and trafficking victims. In the lawsuit, the ACLU argued the grants violated the Establishment Clause because the Department of Health and Human Services allowed the Catholic organization (and its sub-grantees) to deny girls and women in their care contraceptives and abortion. The court rejected the ACLU’s Establishment Clause claim in a methodical 34-page opinion, explaining that the federal funds...
  • Weekly Update: JW Gets Strzok-Page Docs

    07/14/2018 8:49:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Victory: FBI Begins Releasing Strzok-Page Documents! President Trump’s Supreme Court Pick: A Victory for the Rule of Law Another Obama scandal: ‘Unaccompanied Children’ Included Criminals, Smugglers, & Traffickers The John Brennan-Harry Reid Collusion to ‘Get Trump’ Judicial Watch Victory: FBI Begins Releasing Strzok-Page Documents! If you watched disgraced FBI Agent Peter Strzok bob and weave around the truth in his testimony to Congress this week you will understand our difficulty in getting Strzok’s official communications out of the FBI/Justice Department. We don’t give up, however, and we are succeeding. We just released 87 pages of records from...
  • Christian College Wins [Federal Court] Legal Battle Against Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

    07/07/2018 7:33:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Jul 6, 2018 | Samuel Smith
    A federal court has granted a Christian liberal arts college in Pennsylvania a permanent injunction against the Obama-era abortion pill mandate that required the school to be complicit in providing health care coverage that violated its religious convictions. On Thursday, Judge Joy Flowers Conti of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted permanent relief to Geneva College, a liberal arts school affiliated with the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. Conti ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services Obamacare contraception mandate violated the college's rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by requiring...
  • HHS Secretary: No Confusion at Border: DNA Tests Under Way to Match Kids With Parents

    07/05/2018 10:56:48 AM PDT · by xzins · 79 replies
    CNS ^ | July 5, 2018 | Susan Jones
    Contrary to reports of mass confusion at the Southwest Border, where the Department of Health and Human Services is under a court order to reunite children with the parents who brought them here illegally, "there is no confusion whatsoever," HHS Secretary Alex Azar told Fox News Thursday morning. Azar said his department is working against a court-imposed deadline to reunite the 11,800 children with the people who are claiming to be their parents. The process includes DNA testing. "Every child is accounted for," Azar said. "We know every child, where they are. We know the record -- the last time...
  • This Whistleblower Is A Hero:Obama’s HHS Refused To Rescue Alien Minors It Placed With Criminals

    07/03/2018 10:29:44 AM PDT · by davikkm · 2 replies
    IWB ^ | IWB
    It’s about time… finally someone does a great job of explaining why President Trump’s plan is 100 times better and safer than Obama’s plan. Hopefully, whistleblower Jason Piccalo will go on TV and start screaming this to the public. I hope he gets on Hannity or Tucker Carlson to show what has happened to many children during the Obama Administration. This is important! While everyone on the left is screaming about the illegal alien children being put into detention centers, it’s important to remember that the Obama policy of catch and release put the kids in danger by placing some...
  • HHS official listed work for anti-Islam show, conspiracy website on resume

    06/23/2018 12:08:09 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2018 | Andrew Kaczynski
    A far-right political pundit who was appointed to a post at the Department of Health and Human Services listed on her resume her past work on a conspiracy website and YouTube show where she made anti-Muslim comments, according to documents obtained by CNN's KFile. Ximena Barreto was placed on leave at the department in April following reports from CNN and Media Matters that she spread conspiracies and made anti-Muslim comments. She returned to work after issuing a public apology but was moved from her job as a deputy director of communications. "Comments I made as I private citizen before I...
  • Pentagon asked about housing 20K migrant children at military bases

    06/21/2018 1:55:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2018 | Ellen Mitchell
    The Trump administration may place up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on military bases starting as early as next month, according to a new Pentagon memo. The notification, sent to lawmakers on Wednesday and first reported by The Washington Post, says the Defense Department received a request for assistance from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “HHS has requested DOD determine its capabilities to provide up to 20,000 temporary beds for unaccompanied children at DOD installations,” the document states. If the Pentagon finds that it can provide such lodging, “the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) requests the...