HHS

  • Who’s Who?

    A lot has happened on Capitol Hill in the past few days. Senator Ted Stevens, the longest-ruling Republican in history, conceded his seat in the Senate yesterday. Former Senator Tom Daschle has been tapped to…

  • Who Will Head HHS Now?

    Faced with problems and questions about his failure to pay some taxes, former Senator Tom Daschel withdrew his nomination as Secretary of Health and Human Services yesterday. Daschel was the third nominee to face questions…

  • HHS Center for Social Media

    The Department of Health and Human Services is working on a center for social media — to bring together the agency’s efforts to use social media as a communications tool. That’s about the time the…

  • Health care reform rises to top of priority list

    The reformation of the country’s health care system is one of the next priorities for President Barack Obama and Congress, and the Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be at the center of this effort.

  • Will new health records requirements hurt seniors’ health care?

    New offices created by the stimulus package are being challenged.

  • Privacy in the dumpster

    Pharmacy giant CVS will pay the government more than $2 million after media reports that it disposed of patient information in dumpsters. The agreement follows a joint investigation by Health and Human Services and the…

  • Confirmation hearing: HHS Secretary

    The latest Cabinet nominee to go before the Senate for confirmation is Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius. She is President Obama’s choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Her hearing yesterday was before the Senate…

  • OFPP trying to stem the use of cost-plus contracting

    Cost-type contracts nearly double over the last eight years.

  • Sebelius nod moves to Senate floor

    Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius is one step closer to confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services. The Senate Finance Committee voted 15 to 8 yesterday to move her name to the Senate floor. To…

  • Shalala on Sebelius

    Kathleen Sebelius will have to wait a bit longer to take the reigns at the Department of Health and Human Services. The full Senate delayed a vote on her confirmation. That is now likely to…