Topic: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
At Sen. Harry Reid's request, the Obama administration canceled a mock 'dirty bomb' terrorist attack exercise in Las Vegas. Critics say the administration is playing politics with national preparedness, but others say a shift to secret surprise tests is a better way to prepare for the worst.
03/30/2010 04:01 pm
The Congressional Budget Office says the new health care bill will be deficit neutral. But economists aren't sure. What are the financial pros and cons of the bill?
03/22/2010 07:24 pm
Most people will be required to buy health coverage under the healthcare bill now before the House. About 20 million American households will qualify for subsidized insurance, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
03/20/2010 01:12 pm
Democrat Rep. Henry Waxman joins Republicans in calling for details on any deals the White House may have made with special interests in crafting healthcare reform legislation. Did industry groups get special treatment?
01/27/2010 08:51 pm
Two weeks after the 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti, relief workers are shifting from emergency aid to a second wave of challenges, such as providing safer, cleaner shelter for the more than 1 million people left homeless.
01/26/2010 09:41 am
A tax credit here and an expanded program there are part of Obama's new plan to relieve financial stress on the middle class. Among the beneficiaries, if Congress goes along: families with children in child care, college students, and workers without employer-sponsored retirement programs.
01/25/2010 04:16 pm
If the debacle of August's healthcare reform town halls told Democrats anything, it was this: Don't send your legislators back to their districts without a bill to defend.
12/19/2009 05:49 pm
A consumer group's test says a Zhu Zhu pets recall might be in order after toxic chemicals were discovered on Mr. Squiggles.
12/06/2009 12:00 am
Behind the scenes, the Senate is having the Congressional Budget Office estimate the cost of its healthcare reform bill. Leaders want to make sure it has the right policies and price to pass.
11/17/2009 12:00 am
Delays in swine flu vaccines may lead to less confidence in government's ability to manage any big expansion of new duties under health reform legislation. Some defend US swine-flu response.
10/30/2009 01:00 am