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  • HHS Secretary Admits The Feds Will Punish Hospitals That Resist Transgender Mutilation

    05/16/2024 9:51:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/16/2024 | Jordan Boyd
    Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra admitted during a congressional hearing on Wednesday that hospitals with religious objections to transgender mutilation will lose federal funding. “Can you commit here today that your department will not withhold federal funding from hospitals or doctors who refuse to provide the gender-affirming care that you are, you know, mandating, if it violates their religious beliefs?” Republican Rep. Mary Miller, chairwoman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, asked Becerra. Becerra ignored the question and scolded Miller for asking it. “You’re going somewhere completely different. First, you started talking about how a doctor should...
  • New Report on Medicare Solvency Showcases Fairytale Accounting Xavier Becerra and Julie Su Are Known For

    05/13/2024 9:05:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/13/2024 | Jennifer Van Laar
    On May 6th, the 2024 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund was released. It’s a very long title for a report that simply tells us the financial state of Medicare and project the future financial solvency of the program. One claim of the report is Medicare solvency has been extended 5 more years than the 2023 projection, and won’t go broke until 2036. But as with all things involving the Biden Administration, that isn’t the entire story.The 261-page report should be a purely factual...
  • Consitutional Rights Legal Firm Obtains Emails Showing HHS Support for ‘Gender-Affirming Care’ in Prohibited States

    05/03/2024 6:07:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 5/3/2024 | Matt McGregor
    Health officials sought to ’remove barriers’ like parental consent. A constitutional rights litigation firm has obtained internal emails revealing the Biden administration’s efforts to find ways around state bans on gender transition medical procedures.In February, American First Legal (AFL) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its alleged refusal to comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in handing over communications regarding HHS Assistant Secretary Rachel Levine and transgender clinics, according to the AFL’s press release.In March 2023, the AFL began its investigation into the HHS by filing a FOIA request after...
  • Biden-Harris administration issues new ‘privacy’ rule to protect abortionists

    05/03/2024 7:45:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 3, 2024 | Nancy Flanders
    On April 22, the Biden-Harris administration announced a Final Rule entitled, “HIPAA Privacy Rule to Support Reproductive Health Care Privacy,” which will prohibit the disclosure of protected health information (PHI) related to so-called “lawful reproductive health care in certain circumstances.” Pro-life groups, including Florida Right to Life, are warning that the new rule will specifically protect abortion businesses and abortionists who deliberately interfere with state laws aimed at protecting the lives of preborn children from abortion. “The Biden administration is attempting to use a new interpretation of the decades-old Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to shield...
  • Biden Issues New Rule to Shield Abortionists Who Kill Babies in Illegal Abortions

    04/24/2024 12:06:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | April 23, 2024 | Steven Ertelt
    Joe Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new rule on Monday cracking down on prosecutors’ ability to obtain abortion records. The rule strengthens a 1996 privacy law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), by providing protections for those seeking an abortion, as well as those who perform the procedure, according to a HHS press release. The new provision takes aim at the various red states that have imposed abortion restrictions since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022. “Many Americans are scared their private medical information will be being shared, misused, and disclosed...
  • National Archives accused of violating Federal Records Act after allegedly deleting CDC correspondence

    04/22/2024 4:32:16 PM PDT · by CFW · 14 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | 4/22/24 | Thomas Stevenson
    America First Legal (AFL) has sued the Biden administration's Health and Human Services (HHS) department as well as the National Archives (NARA) for allegedly deleting the emails of former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) employees. Last week AFL took legal action against HHS and NARA for allegedly deleting files against the law from CDC employees' emails. In a press release from AFL, the law firm stated that it was suing "Secretary Xavier Becerra, the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Archivist of the United States Colleen Shogan, and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for...
  • GAO: Biden admin hid 'susceptible' programs from total of $236B improper payments for 2023

    03/28/2024 5:08:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    Just The News ^ | March 27, 2024 11:00pm | By Nicholas Ballasy
    The programs in fiscal year 2023 that went unreported to the government watchdog, which has tracked trillions of payments made in error in 2003, fell under the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Anew Government Accountability Office (GAO) report reveals that federal agencies have reported about $2.7 trillion in "total improper payments" since the fiscal year 2003 and $236 billion in fiscal year 2023 alone but that “government-wide estimate potentially does not represent the full extent of improper payments.” The reason the fiscal year 2023 total doesn't tell the full story...
  • HHS Secretary Refuses To Explain Why ‘Hardworking Americans’ Should Pay For Illegals’ Healthcare

    03/15/2024 7:57:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/15/2024 | BRIANNA LYMAN
    Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra refused to explain Thursday why “hardworking Americans should pay” for foreign lawbreakers’ healthcare when grilled by Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso. Barrasso detailed how cities are being overwhelmed by illegal immigrants draining their resources and putting a massive strain on health funds and infrastructure, noting Denver Health saw more than 20,000 illegally present foreigners seeking medical care in 2023. Denver Health is “at a critical, critical point” as costs pile up, CEO Donna Lynne said, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. “Can you please explain why it is the responsibility of hard-working American...
  • Life-Threatening STIs Are Spiking Across the US, Per CDC Data: ‘Out of Control’

    02/01/2024 7:05:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 1, 2024 | Adriana Diaz
    Health officials are warning that the rise of life-threatening sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is “out of control.” According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, STIs are on a worrying rise putting millions of people’s lives at risk from entirely preventable infections. “STIs must be a public health priority,” the CDC warned on Tuesday. The health agency noted that “the most alarming concerns” revolve around syphilis cases — which are at the highest level they’ve been in more than seven decades. Reported chlamydia cases have remained at a record high level but gonorrhea cases did decline...
  • Surgeon whistleblower alleges Texas Children's Hospital ignores law protecting children from transgender procedures

    01/17/2024 3:19:00 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/16/2024 | Alaina Mastrangelo
    A surgeon whistleblower says his savings have been “wiped out” by lawyers after he exposed a Texas hospital’s secret procedures on kids. Dr. Eithan Haim, a former Texas Children’s Hospital surgeon, told Fox News that he has had to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in response to an investigation against him. The doctor is reportedly a whistleblower who is behind the release of documents that allegedly show the hospital had not abided by Texas’s ban on transgender surgeries for minors. Texas law prohibits prescribing puberty blockers and hormones to children. While the Texas Children’s Hospital has reportedly said it...
  • Is Biden’s HHS targeting pregnancy centers for their pro-life mission? Pro-life Congress Members weigh in.

    01/10/2024 8:15:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Pregnancy Help News ^ | December 28, 2023 | Lisa Bourne
    The leaders of the U.S. Congress’s pro-life caucuses are leading bicameral opposition to the Biden Administration’s proposed rule targeting pregnancy centers for denial of federal funding to help women facing unplanned pregnancy. In October the Biden Administration had released a Proposed Rule Change for the TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) program, a federal assistance program that gives cash assistance to American families in need through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Numerous states give TANF funds to pregnancy help organizations because they help to meet some or all the TANF program’s goals. The Biden Administration’s Proposed...
  • After new government pandemic additions, will Biden be called a 'rotting bowl of oatmeal' again?

    01/08/2024 8:11:45 PM PST · by bitt · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/8/2024 | marie hembree
    Matt Walsh spoke for millions of freedom-loving Americans when he called Biden “a rotting bowl of oatmeal” following the president's vaccine mandate speech on Sept. 10, 2021. Walsh told Fox News’s Jesse Watters that Americans cannot be forced to take the COVID-19 vaccine. He also announced his organization’s “do not comply” lawsuit against Biden on his video program at the Daily Wire. Walsh’s argument that Biden had no more integrity than a rotting bowl of oatmeal may be used by voters again this year based on his newer pandemic-groundwork preparations. These include his Housing and Human Services department adding an...
  • New 'Orwellian' HHS pronoun mandate forces employees to 'deny reality,' violate law: legal expert

    11/09/2023 4:40:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/09/23 | Andrew Mark Miller
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has rolled out a new gender pronoun policy that one Heritage Foundation expert and former HHS official says violates employee rights and will result in firings for "misgendering." "HHS and the federal government is requiring its employees to speak falsehoods," Roger Severino, the Heritage Foundation’s vice president for domestic policy and the former head of civil rights at HHS during the Trump administration, told Fox News Digital. Severino first broke the story on X, formerly Twitter, last week. He wrote that HHS "imposed a transgender pronoun mandate on its employees who will...
  • Biden Admin Proposal Would Take Kids Out Of Foster Homes That Don’t Affirm Their ‘Gender Identity’

    09/28/2023 2:55:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | September 27, 2023 | LILLIAN TWETEN
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed rule Wednesday that would require states to “transfer” foster children from families who do not support their “gender identity,” a copy of the rule showed. Under the proposed rule, children in the foster care system will only be placed with families who the HHS classifies as a “safe and appropriate placement,” meaning families must use a child’s “identified pronouns” and “chosen name,” the rule said. “Safe” families will undergo extensive training to “provide” for the child’s “needs,” and the state will transfer fostered children away from families who do...
  • HHS announces $1.5 billion in awards to partners to develop 'next generation COVID-19 vaccines'

    08/22/2023 11:19:52 AM PDT · by CFW · 26 replies
    Just the News ^ | 8/22/23 | Nicholas Ballasy
    The Health and Human Services Department and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority on Tuesday announced a $1.5 billion initiative through Project NextGen for its partners to develop the "next generation" of COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics. Several new COVID-19 variants have emerged and HHS officials said the department is closely monitoring the situation as the vaccines are developed.
  • Biden preparing to change rules to attack pro-life movement

    07/22/2023 6:56:59 PM PDT · by cuz1961 · 19 replies
    WND ^ | July 22, 2023
    Wants HIPAA expanded to undermine state laws ...The Biden administration is preparing an expansion to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)... ...the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is preparing the final draft of the new rule, called the HIPAA Privacy Rule to Support Reproductive Health Care Privacy, under the Office of Civil Rights... ...At least 18 attorneys general have already begun demanding that the Biden administration refrain from implementing the new rule. “The administration has sought to wrest control over abortion back from the people in defiance of the Constitution and Dobbs,”
  • Fauci, Other NIH Officials May Not Have Been Legally Appointed to Their Offices, House GOP Says

    07/10/2023 7:10:17 PM PDT · by lightman · 51 replies
    epoch times ^ | 10 July A.D. 2023 | Mark Tapscott
    Former National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Disease (NAIAD) Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and a dozen other directors of the National Institutes for Health (NIH) appear not to have been legally appointed to their offices, according to a year-long investigation by House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans. Mr. Fauci and the others were to serve five-year terms, beginning not later than Dec. 13, 2021, but repeated requests since March 2022 to Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra by the committee for documents verifying the appointments were delayed or ignored, according to GOP committee aides speaking on background. Because...
  • HHS Mandates Transgender Surgeries [semi-satire]

    07/01/2023 10:32:01 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 July 2023 | John Semmens
    Though two circuit courts have ruled that Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations compelling states to fund genital mutilation surgeries by health care providers are illegal, Secretary Xavier Becerra warned that he will withhold Medicaid funds from states that refuse to fund these surgeries. "President Biden has made it clear that he wants every transgender to have access to this life-saving therapy," Becerra said. "His will trumps objections to using public funds to perform what some are calling 'elective surgery.' I say if you're a female born with a penis instead of a vagina you need surgery to correct that...
  • Biden's HHS Secretary Becerra threatens states and medical providers with loss of Medicare dollars if they don't provide genital mutilation surgeries

    06/27/2023 9:13:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/27/2023 | Thomas Lifson
    Despite two circuit courts ruling against HHS regulations seeking to compel genital mutilation surgeries by health care providers, HHS secretary Xavier Becerra threatens to find ways around the judicial restraints. Biden HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra threatens states and organizations that don't provide sex reassignment surgeries and puberty blockers for minors: "If you want that Medicaid dollar to come to your state, we're going to make sure you check the box." pic.twitter.com/YtwZXBEBfM — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 26, 2023Is there any other life-altering, irreversible change that the federal government wants children to be able to decide on by themselves?Is there any...
  • Biden Health Official Defends Forcing 2-Year-Olds to Wear Masks

    06/14/2023 7:20:41 PM PDT · by lightman · 5 replies
    epoch times ^ | 14 June A.D. 2023 | Joseph Lord
    Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra defended a policy requiring 2-year-olds to wear masks as a condition to participate in a low-income financial assistance program. The Head Start program is an HHS initiative that manages a series of facilities across the United States providing education, nutrition, and parental engagement services for low-income families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, HHS imposed a rule requiring children participating in the program, who range from birth to five years old, to be vaccinated and wear a face mask. The policy prompted criticism due to the low proportion of COVID-19 deaths among...