President Donald Trump has nominated Azar, a former pharmaceutical company executive, to succeed Tom Price as HHS secretary
Azar committed to continuing the work of the previous HHS Secretary
to develop an Alaska-specific health care pilot program.
New York Attorney Was Investigating HHS Secretary
Tom Price Before His Removal
Here are five actions the new HHS secretary
might take, according to advocates on both sides, that would disrupt health policies currently in force:
Require the HHS secretary
to report on the Web on how HHS is using the cash in the public health and prevention fund created by PPACA Section 4002.
Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the launch of StopBullying.
Preterm births are a grow-ing public health problem that has significant consequences for families well into a child's life," HHS Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement.
Spending growth on these services is projected to accelerate as the population ages, stressing both federal and state budgets," Greenlee said, adding that the HHS secretary
has the responsibility and the flexibility to ensure that the program is fiscally sound, and she can increase its stability through many strategies.
Over the years too many Americans have gone without a flu shot because they can't afford it," HHS Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius said.
Companies that spend less than 80%-85% of their premium dollar on direct medical care will be required to issue rebates to consumers, HHS Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius reported at the press briefing.
In a letter to state insurance commissioners, HHS Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius said that companies may--if state laws allow--charge higher premiums when enrolling already-ill children, limit enrollment to preset periods of the year, and impose surcharges on families who drop child coverage and later reapply for it.