Child-care centers that get U.S. government subsidies will for the first time have to meet a uniform set of federal standards for employee background checks, first-aid training and other protective measures.
The U.S. health secretary’s solicitation of money from companies to promote the Affordable Care Act ended after two phone calls, to H&R Block Inc. and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, according to her spokesman.
This week’s furor over the Internal Revenue Service’s selective scrutiny of Tea Party groups and the Justice Department’s secret collection of phone records from the Associated Press has obscured what may prove in the long run to be a more troubling ethical breach. Unable to secure funding from Congress to carry out the Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has responded with a bizarre error in judgment.
The U.S. health secretary’s effort to raise money to promote the Affordable Care Act is drawing the attention of Republican lawmakers who want to know whether she solicited companies regulated by her agency.
A federal judge rejected as “frivolous” a government request to delay the effect of his order giving girls including those 16 and younger access to the so-called morning after-pill without a prescription.
Just weeks after his re-election, President Barack Obama summoned about 20 senior administration officials to the White House’s Roosevelt Room for an hour-long meeting on the implementation of his health-care law.
The Obama administration is enlisting the help of community health clinics to promote the 2010 health- care law in a $150 million effort to make sure uninsured people are aware of new medical coverage options available Oct. 1.