Feds announces recover of $67 million to assistance Americans go ‘shopping for …

The Obama administration is announcing a recover of $67 million in sovereign supports for people and groups such as Planned Parenthood to assistance Americans navigate ObamaCare. The proclamation was done Thursday by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and settled a extend money, that is purportedly $13 million some-more than creatively set aside, will […]

Colorado Struggles to Educate, Enroll Residents in New Health Insurance …

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JEFFREY BROWN: Next: spreading the word about the new health reform law. It’s a crucial challenge for the federal government and states, creating so-called insurance exchanges. Last week, an independent arm of Congress, the Government Accountability Office, reported that work is running behind. Yesterday, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told reporters she still believes seven million […]

New data show price differences for health procedures – USA Today

Hospitals will now be required to tell patients how much they charge for procedures. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, shown here in an April hearing, says new data will empower health care consumers.(Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP) WASHINGTON — Hospitals will now be required to tell patients how much they charge for procedures, […]

Health budget spends on mental health; cuts Medicare

By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON | Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:28pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s proposed 2014 budget includes an increase of $3.9 billion to the health department as it prepares to implement the administration’s healthcare overhaul, setting money aside for mental health, but cutting medicare. The budget asks for $1.5 billion in […]

Health care providers want faster changes in payments

Instead of fee-for-service medicine, providers want the government — or states or private payers — to pay for treatment as a whole. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies about the fiscal 2014 budget Friday on Capitol Hill.(Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP) WASHINGTON — Health care providers are pushing the federal government to scrap […]

Obama Budget Includes $235M For Mental…

President Obama is asking for $235 million as part of his new budget proposal to fund mental health initiatives. Of the funds, $130 million will be used to train teachers and others to identify signs of mental illness in students and provide them with access to treatment. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius […]

Arkansas plan shows that health care law’s Medicaid expansion leaves …

In an unexpected move, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently agreed to a proposal by Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe (D) to reject the Medicaid expansion and instead use federal money to buy private health insurance for the 200,000 people who would have been covered under the expansion. That kind of arrangement could be […]

GOP governors reject ObamaCare health exchange partnerships

As the final deadline for creating state health insurance exchanges passed Friday, New Jersey, Tennessee and Florida said they would not work with the federal government on establishing insurance markets required under ObamaCare. Exchanges are online markets required under the federal health care law where consumers will be able to buy individual private policies and […]