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  • U.S. anthrax probe reveals new bird flu mishap, widespread safety lapses

    (Reuters) - Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. government laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of researchers to live anthrax...
  • Obama administration warns money low to deal with migrant crisis

    Obama administration warns money low to deal with migrant crisis
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration warned lawmakers on Thursday that U.S. border control agencies would run out of money and migrant children would run out of beds if Congress did not approve $3.7 billion in funds to address an influx of...
  • U.S. Senate confirms Donovan as White House budget director

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan on Thursday to take over as President Barack Obama's budget director. Donovan takes the helm of the White House Office of Management and...
  • Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary

    Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary
    The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Julian Castro as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday, elevating the rising Democratic star to President Obama's Cabinet. The vote was 71-27, with 18 Republicans supporting the...
  • Mandating preventive care without co-pays is good, but it's not 'free'

    Mandating preventive care without co-pays is good, but it's not 'free'
    The Department of Health and Human Services released a report Friday declaring that 76 million Americans with private insurance became eligible for more preventive services with no out-of-pocket fees as a result of the 2010 healthcare law, the Patient...
  • Obamacare subsidies on track to cost billions this year, report says

    Obamacare subsidies on track to cost billions this year, report says
    The large subsidies for health insurance that helped fuel the successful drive to sign up approximately 8 million Americans for coverage under the Affordable Care Act are on track to cost billions of dollars this year, a new federal report indicates....
  • Obama's pick to head Health and Human Services draws GOP support

    President Obama’s pick to take over the administration of his signature health law drew support Thursday from several Republicans in her first appearance before a congressional committee, signaling her likely confirmation to head the Department of...
  • 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...
  • Gaetz tries to re-kindle Medicaid expansion talks with feds

    Gaetz tries to re-kindle Medicaid expansion talks with feds
    TALLAHASSEE -- With HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stepping down, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz is trying to measure her repalcement's interest in negotiating alternatives to the Medicaid-expansion component of the federal health-care law. "As you...
  • Obama health nominee wins bipartisan support

    Obama health nominee wins bipartisan support
    President Obama’s pick to assume oversight of his signature health law received added bipartisan support Wednesday as more Republicans joined Democrats backing her nomination for secretary of Health and Human Services. The growing support all...
  • Obama considering tapping San Antonio's Mayor Castro for HUD post

    Obama considering tapping San Antonio's Mayor Castro for HUD post
    President Obama is considering tapping San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a person familiar with the matter. Castro’s elevation to the administration post would raise the profile...