President Donald Trump's fiscal 2019 budget blueprint includes a 21% reduction in HHS' overall budget. Beyond cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, smaller programs would also see their funding shrink.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar refuses to take a stance on Idaho's move to get around ACA coverage rules, setting up a potential conflict with congressional Democrats.
President Donald Trump's budget wish list included a $22 million cut to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, a move that could limit the agency's ability to push health IT adoption.
The new HHS secretary told House lawmakers Wednesday that he will take a look at the Affordable Care Act's restrictions on physician-owned hospitals to promote competition among providers.
The interim director of Oklahoma's health department — one of Republican Gov. Mary Fallin's top aides — stepped down Tuesday following accusations of domestic violence. The previous head of the agency resigned amid allegations of financial mismanagement at the agency.
Oregon's Legislature took a step toward enshrining the right to healthcare in the state Constitution, a move that would be unprecedented in the U.S. but raises serious funding questions.
President Donald Trump's budget proposal released Monday cuts 21% of HHS funding and $1 billion from the CDC while allocating $13 billion to combat the opioid epidemic.
Congress' decision to delay Medicaid disproportionate-share hospital payment cuts has the double benefit of sprucing up the credit quality of safety-net hospitals and local governments, according to Moody's Investors Service.
President Donald Trump's budget proposal includes an $18 billion cut to HHS funds while encouraging the agency to launch more initiatives to battle the opioid epidemic.
After months of delay, the Office of Population Affairs told Title X family planning grantees that they don't have to worry about funding shortages in light of the delayed funding announcement. But providers are uncertain about their future with the program.
President Donald Trump has tapped deputy White House chief of staff Jim Carroll to serve as the administration's next drug czar, making him the most public face of the administration's efforts to fight the opioid epidemic.
Public health leaders said the congressional budget deal passed Friday to fund the government sacrifices investments in long-term public health prevention.