U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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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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