More than a month into the Biden administration, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the nominee to run the Department of Health and Human Services, finally got his confirmation hearings in the Senate, along with nominees for surgeon general and assistant secretary for health. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court announced it would hear a case challenging the Trump administration’s regulation that effectively evicted Planned Parenthood from the federal family planning program. Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Tami Luhby of CNN and Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also this week, Rovner interviews HuffPost’s Jonathan Cohn, whose new book, “The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage,” is out this week.
Con el control del Senado y la Cámara de Representantes, tendrán el poder de elegir qué propuestas de salud se votarán en el Congreso. Pero no será tan fácil.
With a majority too small to eliminate the filibuster, Democrats will not have enough votes in the Senate to pass many of their plans without Republicans and will also have only a razor-thin majority in the House. This combination could doom many Democratic health care proposals, like offering Americans a government-sponsored public insurance option, and complicate efforts to pass further pandemic relief.
The FDA has informed Pfizer it intends "to proceed towards an authorization" of the manufacturer's Covid-19 vaccine, the US Health and Human Services Secretary told ABC on Friday morning, as the country is deep into a worsening health crisis.
The United States Postal Service had planned to distribute 650 million face coverings for the Trump administration in April to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, according to newly obtained internal documents reviewed by CNN.
Hospital data related to coronavirus will now be collected by a private technology firm — a move the Trump administration says will speed up reporting but one that concerns some public health leaders.
Texas A&M University System officials say they have the largest public laboratory capacity in the state to analyze tests for the new coron…
A&M officials say they have the largest public lab capacity in the state, but the federal government won't let them use it for humans.
A new Trump administration appointee is facing calls to be fired for past derogatory and racist tweets.
Interviews, emails and memos detailing the strategy show that officials knew that without enough beds in government shelters, children would languish in Border Patrol stations not equipped to care for them.
Some separated children cried inconsolably. Others thought their parents had abandoned them and were angry and confused. The chaotic reunification process only added to the ordeal.
More than a year after President Donald Trump ended the policy that led to widespread family separations, migrant advocates say the government continues separating children from parents for questionable reasons.
The Border Patrol facility in Clint has been under intense scrutiny after reports surfaced last week alleging children were held without adequate water, food and proper sanitation.
The administration says a huge influx of unaccompanied minors at the U.S-Mexico border has strained the budget and forced it to cut services at federal migrant shelters across the country.
A new rule backs up federal laws that protect clinicians who refuse to provide abortions and certain other services over religious beliefs. Some critics fear it could lead to denial of medical care to LGBT people.
After six months of controversy and protests, the tent city erected near a desert port of entry will close after federal officials can find new accommodations for more than 800 unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally.
The facility, which critics have called a “tent city” and sits on a remote port of entry, was opened in June to house mainly unaccompanied minors who crossed the border without parents or guardians
Aerial view of the tent city at the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry in Tornillo on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The shelter opened in June and has…
Casa Padre, an immigrant shelter for unaccompanied minors, is pictured in Brownsville on June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
Immigrant children are led by staff in single file between tents at a detention facility next to the Mexican border in Tornillo on June 18, 20…
Pablo Ortiz and his son Andres of Guatemala walk upstairs at the Annunciation House in El Paso on July 11, 2018. Ortiz and his son were separa…
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the administration for taking a hardline stand on illegal immigration and said the voters elected President Donald Trump to do just that. But the judge, an appointee of Republican President George W. Bush, issued a nationwide injunction on future family separations.