Health and Human Services

Health and Human Services

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Politics
U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA), joined by 18 of their colleagues, wrote letters to the DOJ and HHS urging the departments to ensure that key programs designed to serve homeless youth and children who are the victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking, continue to focus on the needs of LGBTQ youth. ...
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Health
Comments have been submitted to support improving the health and wellness of transgender Americans through a proposed federal rule. ...
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Health Top News
In June, CDC awarded agreements to the four state health departments to support implementation of this project within communities most impacted by HIV. ...
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Medicare
Health Top News
The SSA is now able to process requests for Medicare Part A and Part B Special Enrollment Periods for eligible people in same-sex marriages. ...
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Health National Top News
Seniors with Medicare Advantage previously may have faced the choice of receiving coverage in a nursing home away from their same-sex spouse, or dis-enrolling from the Medicare Advantage plan which would have meant paying more out-of-pocket for care in the same nursing home as their same-sex spouse. ...
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Health
It works by blocking serotonin-3 receptors, and has shown potential as a treatment for defined subpopulations with alcohol dependence. ...
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The Department is working quickly to implement changes reflective of the June Supreme Court ruling that invalidated Section 3 of DOMA. ...
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20 Percent of HIV Infected Youth Unaware of Status Until First Sexual Experience
Roughly 20 percent of youth who have had HIV since birth did not know their HIV status when they first became sexually active, according to a study by ...
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Affordable Care Act to Benefit 47 Million Women Beginning August 1
For the first time ever, women will have access to even more life-saving preventive care free of charge, the HHS reports. ...
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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Commits to Fight HIV/AIDS with New Public-Private Partnerships
Four specific public-private initiatives were announced to improve access to HIV care and align with the administration’s goal of an AIDS-free generation. ...
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