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  • Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire: 'We are down, but we are not out'

     
    Another governor faces dramatic cuts and tries to rally the discouraged....
  • Fluoride in drinking water: Will the EPA get tougher?

     
    Environmental health groups are now looking to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to impose tougher standards on fluoride in drinking water, building on a decision Friday by the federal Department of Health and Human Services to lower the...
  • Linking LA: drunk driving rates, a misplaced badge and dodgeball

     
    CELEBRATE, THEN DESIGNATE: A new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services study reveals that the nation experienced a significant drop in drunk driving rates. California's drunk driving rate hovers around the national average, while the state's...
  • Obama orders review after revelations of '40s-era Guatemala syphilis study

     
    The White House has ordered a comprehensive review of medical research guidelines after revelations last month that the U.S. knowingly infected hundreds of Guatemalan prisoners and patients with syphilis or gonorrhea in the 1940s. President Obama's...
  • Health insurers must spend more on medical care, new rules say

     
    U.S. health insurers collect billions of dollars in premiums every year, devoting much of the income to administrative expenses such as advertising and executive salaries. Soon, more of that money must go to healthcare. New spending rules adopted Monday...
  • Sebelius praises Obamacare, concedes rollout was botched

    Sebelius praises Obamacare, concedes rollout was botched
    WASHINGTON -- Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Sunday that the health insurance exchanges that are now up and running across the country have given uninsured Americans a true choice of insurance plans with price...
  • Obama names budget chief as new health secretary

    Obama names budget chief as new health secretary
    By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and as...
  • Obama names Sylvia Burwell to take over healthcare law implementation

    Obama names Sylvia Burwell to take over healthcare law implementation
    WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and competent" to run the next phase of his...
  • Health chief Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw Obamacare rollout, resigns

    Health chief Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw Obamacare rollout, resigns
    WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, who helped guide the rocky and controversial rollout of President Obama's landmark health law, has resigned as Health and Human Services secretary after more than five years. In her place, the president plans as...
  • Settlement provides voter registration help through Obamacare

    Settlement provides voter registration help through Obamacare
    The nearly 3.8 million Californians who have applied for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act  will get help registering to vote under an agreement reached with several civil rights groups, officials announced Monday. The agreement heads...
  • Fugitive Medicare scammer may be hiding in L.A. area, authorities say

    Fugitive Medicare scammer may be hiding in L.A. area, authorities say
    Federal investigators say one of Medicare's most wanted fugitives, who was convicted in a $20-million fraud case, may be hiding out in the Los Angeles area. Authorities say Nuritsa Grigoryan fled last month after being found guilty for her role at a...