The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the Department of Health and Human Services has announced more than $5 million in cooperative agreement awards to help communities address childhood obesity, the opioid epidemic and serious mental illness.
Over one year ago, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released their National Pain Strategy initiatives to help equip providers with the proper tools to institute better treatments for pain-centered ailments.
Mental health advocates and professionals across the country are awaiting the appointment of an assistant secretary to lead the agency charged with tackling mental illness, a new position created by recently enacted legislation.
Advocates of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) said the health care law would reduce the administrative costs associated with private health insurance. But the year after the ACA was implemented, administrative costs more than doubled.
Different departments within the federal government appear to be sending out mixed messages on whether to settle lawsuits by insurance companies or not over payments under an Affordable Care Act (ACA) program.
Younger people who paid a penalty instead of taking out health insurance could receive letters from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urging them to sign up for Obamacare, a move described by some as potentially unlawful.
Readmission rates for patients covered by Medicare declined in all but one state during the five years leading up to the end of 2015, according to a recent report released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Millions of people receiving advanced tax credits under the Affordable Care Act either did not file the correct form with the IRS or did not file taxes at all, according to numbers crunched by an expert in health care policy.