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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Also called HHS. A cabinet-level body of the U.S. federal government responsible for protecting the public health. It conducts drug inspections, assists in the implementation of Medicare and Medicaid, runs the health service for Native Americans, and performs many similar operations. Until 1995, it also administered the Social Security Administration. It was created in 1953 and took its current form in 1980.
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Since HHS and the Obama administration appear to be unwilling to protect religious liberty, Congress must act again to preserve the constitutional right of religious freedom," concluded Monahan.
director of the HHS Office of Health Reform, said at a press briefing on April 12.
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HHS decided to crack down on the Silver Ring Thing, they said, only because of the ACLU lawsuit.
Combined with President Bush's New Freedom Initiative to reduce "the nation's reliance on institutional models of care for persons of all ages with disabilities," the 2003-2008 HHS Strategic Plan reveals Washington's absolute favoritism for any type of long-term care other than nursing facilities, regardless of resident needs and preferences.
Tommy Thompson let it be known in no uncertain terms that he was going to be the talking head at HHS.
The senator considers the bureau too cozy with the industry, and he seems to believe that HHS could use stricter criteria in reviewing labels, taking into account broader health issues associated with alcohol.
The HHS inspector general was concerned because the reports have been inconsistent--too short and incomplete or too long and lost in detail" said William Titera, chairman of the AICPA health care task force.
Under the direct guidance of the White House, HHS Secretary Donna Shalala has established a Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Work Group with the major goal of providing more opportunities for individuals to choose to decrease their reliance on nursing homes by increasing the available array of home and community-based services.
Broadnax, 49, is deputy secretary at HHS, with policy input on the government's largest budget - $600 billion - and more than 125,000 employees.
3, the HHS panel cleared Mikulas Popovic, a scientist who had worked in Gallo's laboratory and had also been charged with misconduct.