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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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  • Feds scrap plan for immigrant shelter at Metro West

    Feds scrap plan for immigrant shelter at Metro West
    Facing mounting opposition from state and local officials, the Obama administration has dropped the idea of converting a vacant office building in Baltimore into a shelter for immigrant children who have entered the country illegally, officials familiar...
  • City Head Start program to go full time for all, send more kids to public pre-K

    City Head Start program to go full time for all, send more kids to public pre-K
    Changes to Baltimore's Head Start this fall will provide longer days and an extended school year for hundreds of children in its care, a move intended to help low-income parents free up time for work and boost the youngsters' development. Under a...
  • Interest surges for Illinois health insurance exchange

    Interest surges for Illinois health insurance exchange
    Eight insurance companies are seeking approval to sell 504 separate health plans next year on the Illinois health insurance exchange, a noteworthy increase from 2014, Illinois said Thursday. The surge in interest in the Illinois exchange allays...
  • Support for Worrell for County Council [letter to The Aegis]

    Editor: It is with great enthusiasm that I write this letter in support of Monica Worrell in her candidacy for County Council, District F. Having been the benefactor of Monica's volunteer efforts for many years, I can confidently attest to her strong...
  • Port Hueneme to house hundreds of minors who have crossed border

    Port Hueneme to house hundreds of minors who have crossed border
    At least 180 teenagers from Central America since last week have flooded into a makeshift holding facility at Port Hueneme, with the number expected to triple by next week as immigration officials seek to accommodate a surge of unaccompanied youths making...
  • Only Parents Can Keep Children Off Path To Obesity, Ill Health

    Only Parents Can Keep Children Off Path To Obesity, Ill Health
    When parents dream of a future for their children, it doesn't include diabetes, strokes, heart disease, osteoarthritis or several types of cancers. Those are a few of the severe ailments that the federal Centers for Disease Control attribute to adult...
  • Critics call Obama funding plan for health insurer losses a 'bailout'

    Critics call Obama funding plan for health insurer losses a 'bailout'
    The Obama administration has quietly adjusted key provisions of its signature healthcare law to potentially make billions of additional taxpayer dollars available to the insurance industry if companies providing coverage through the Affordable Care Act...
  • A life deserved [Commentary]

    My daughter, Tatyana McFadden, was born with a disability — an underdeveloped spinal cord that resulted in paralysis below her waist — in St. Petersburg, Russia. She fought for her life then, and later, with the same determination, for her...
  • Feds: Woman posing as physician assistant treated 200 patients

    Feds: Woman posing as physician assistant treated 200 patients
    For 11 days last summer, Shawna Gunter worked as a physician assistant, treating 200 patients at a Centreville doctor's office and prescribing medication. But, authorities said Friday, the 36-year-old had no medical training. Federal prosecutors said she...
  • Obamacare and its effect on women's health

    Obamacare and its effect on women's health
    Meg Finnegan thought she might never be able to afford to have a baby. Finnegan, who is self-employed and has a pre-existing medical condition, was having trouble finding health insurance at all, let alone a policy that would cover pregnancy and...
  • Health chief Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw Obamacare rollout, resigns

    Health chief Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw Obamacare rollout, resigns
    WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, who helped guide the rocky and controversial rollout of President Obama's landmark health law, has resigned as Health and Human Services secretary after more than five years. In her place, the president plans as...