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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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  • Obama names budget chief as new health secretary

    By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and as...
  • Sebelius praises Obamacare, concedes rollout was botched

    Sebelius praises Obamacare, concedes rollout was botched
    WASHINGTON -- Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Sunday that the health insurance exchanges that are now up and running across the country have given uninsured Americans a true choice of insurance plans with price...
  • U.S. agencies face battle to draw millennials into workforce

    U.S. agencies face battle to draw millennials into workforce
    As a government and politics major at the University of Maryland, Joe Chapman knew he might end up working for the federal government. "It was not always at the top of my list for a career, but it was among the places that I knew I was going to shoot...
  • Private charity can't replace government social programs

    As often happens when the financial demands on government social programs rise, there's been a lot of talk lately about the need to return to the traditional American system of community and faith-based help for the needy: charity, not government...
  • Bit by bit, a more fit workplace

    Bit by bit, a more fit workplace
    Nearly all of us need to make more time for fitness. Finding that time, though, can seem impossible. But what if you could wedge that workout in at work? If it sounds far-fetched (or a great way to get yourself fired), listen up. Dr. James Levine,...
  • Paul Ryan, anti-poverty sage or partisan hack?

    A headline Monday in Politics Now, the L.A. Times' blog on national politics, distilled the challenge facing Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) as he tries to broaden his party's appeal. The story by Lisa Mascaro was about a report the House Budget Committee...
  • GAO to review state-based health exchanges

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Wednesday it is planning to examine state-based health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act, a move that could lead to a review of Maryland's troubled website. In a letter to...
  • Paralympic superstar Tatyana McFadden takes on a new challenge at winter games in Sochi

    Paralympic superstar Tatyana McFadden takes on a new challenge at winter games in Sochi
    You start with a little girl, dropped in an orphanage and afflicted with a spinal condition that has paralyzed her below the belly button. She's cared for, yes, but none of the well-meaning adults look at this child, scooting around the facility on her...
  • Study takes new look at gun access and risk of homicide, suicide

    People who have ready access to a firearm are almost twice as likely to be killed and three times likelier to commit suicide than those without a gun available in the home or from a neighbor or friend, a new study has concluded. Though men and women...
  • 3 years probation in federal grant kickback scheme

    3 years probation in federal grant kickback scheme
    When it came to paying illegal kickbacks, Dean Nichols thought that stuffing cash in an envelope was a little too obvious. “When I do something like that, I do it in a folder,” Nichols, the onetime campaign treasurer for former state Sen....
  • Volunteer profile: Barbara Altman

    Volunteer profile: Barbara Altman
    Name: Barbara Altman Age: 67 Hometown: Highland Park Name of Organization: Moraine Township What role does your organization serve in the community? Moraine Township government's mission is to provide efficient and compassionate services and...