Health and Human Services

Texas Health Commissioner Still On Job After Scathing ReportA state contracting scandal that dealt Republican Gov. Greg Abbott the first crisis of his administration escalated Monday with a scathing state report about Texas' health commissioner, who responded by giving no indication he would resign.
Government Closer To Goal Of 9.1M Enrolled Under Health LawThe Obama administration is moving closer to its goal of 9.1 million people signed up for private coverage under the president's health care law and Texas is helping lead the way.
Could Texas Win Block Medicaid Grant From Feds?The White House's signature health care law is loathed by Texas' political leadership, and the idea of expanding Medicaid likely remains a non-starter when the Legislature reconvenes this month.
Top Federal Health Official Again Visits DallasHealth and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell made another trip to Texas on Monday to encourage residents to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, while those helping to get people signed up said they are seeing a steady number of inquiries.
Gov't Closing Emergency Child Immigrant SheltersThe U.S. government is closing emergency shelters at military base shelters in Texas, Oklahoma and California being used to temporarily house unaccompanied immigrant children
Sebelius: Texas Opposition Hasn't Helped Sign-Ups Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says political opposition in Texas to the federal health care overhaul hasn't helped the state's underperforming sign-up numbers.
Nearly 300,000 Texans Get New Health Insurance Fewer than 90,000 Texans bought health insurance in the new federally subsidized marketplace in the past month. But U.S. Department of Health and Human Services officials say some 295,000 Texans have bought insurance on the marketplace since October.
Health & Human Services Secretary Promises Review Of Obamacare Website Contracts Kathleen Sebelius said Friday she would make sure taxpayers got their money's worth from the private companies contracted to build
Health Sec. Sebelius Touting Health Care Law In TexasHealth and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is visiting Austin and San Antonio to promote the federal health care overhaul.
Another Mass Shooting Renews Mental Health Debate, Texas Near Bottom In SpendingTexas ranks near the bottom in regards to spending per mental health patient.
Sebelius Open To 'Uniquely Texan' Health Care PlanHealth and Human Services Secretary says Obama administration is open to negotiate health care plan for Texans.
Texas Senator Moves To Tighten Abortion Pill RulesA senate committee has heard testimony on a bill that would tighten rules for doctors prescribing abortion pills.
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