Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigns following spending criticism

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Huge pressure regarding massive spending on chartered flights causes Price to step down. Tom Price, Health and Human Services Secretary, has now resigned under massive pressure due to his high travel bills. Price accumulated at least $400,000 in travel expenses – primarily from chartered flights – which was in direct opposition to the Trump administration’s promise to “drain the swamp.” President Trump has been promising to reduce the corrupt and entitled capital in the government. Price had already been facing trouble from Trump for having been unsuccessful as Health and…

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Former HHS Secretaries join forces to encourage health insurance market stability

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The countries past health chiefs recently spoke with a message to President Trump and GOP Congress members. Former U.S. health secretaries recently spoke with a message to President Donald Trump and GOP Congress members, saying that when it comes to the health insurance market stability, don’t make things worse. Their goal was to try to convince the lawmakers not to unbalance the stability even further. As it appears as though the Affordable Care Act is here to stay for at least the foreseeable future, the former health chiefs are encouraging…

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Health care reform leads Kathleen Sebelius to step down

Healthcare Reform - Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services

The HHS secretary will now be leaving her post and the OMB director will be replacing her. The Health and Human Services Secretary, has announced in recent health care reform news that she has resigned from her post, bringing an end to a turbulent tenure as the primary voice for the Affordable Care Act. President Obama spoke at a Rose Garden ceremony, to nominate his budget director to succeed Sebelius. Obama stated that “After five years of extraordinary service to our country, and seven and a half million Americans who’ve…

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Healthcare reforms from White House encouraging Medicaid expansion

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The states are being persuaded to broaden their programs for providing coverage to the poor. The federal government is reissuing its encouragement to the states – particularly those where officials are skeptical about Medicaid expansion – to broaden that program through the use of federal healthcare reforms money to subsidize private insurance coverage purchase for individuals within the low incomes. This offer being proposed by the federal government was not a model that was originally part of the new law. At the same time, Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human…

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Obama administration requests lower rate increase from health insurance company

The Obama administration has used a new tool from their healthcare overhaul to pressure a health insurer with intentions to increase its rates in Pennsylvania reduce the size of this hike. Department of Health and Human Services officials have announced that they feel that it was “unreasonable” for Everence Insurance Co. to plan a 12 percent increase in the rates for approximately 5,000 individuals employed by small businesses within the state. According to Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human Services Secretary, the intended rate increase was not adequately justified by…

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