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Trump Will Cut Classes and Recreation for Unaccompanied Migrant Children
A former Obama administration official says that canceling classes hurts children's mental health and could also make it harder to catch physical health issues.
One Year After Trump Declared Opioid Addiction a Public-Health Emergency, What's Changed?
The declaration was met with a lot of fanfare, but officials did little with the legal powers it gave them, experts say.
Defining 'Sex' Isn't as Clear as the Trump Administration Claims
Science shows that a binary model for sex doesn't hold up to human variation.
Language About Sex Discrimination Has Disappeared From Government Websites Concerning Obamacare
Advocacy groups worry that the language removals might foreshadow new policies from the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Trump Administration Will Build a 'Tent City' to House Migrant Children
This temporary housing in a rural patch of West Texas will hold the seized immigrant children that cannot fit in existing shelters.
Federal Officials Have Lost Track of Nearly 1,500 Migrant Children
The Department of Health and Human Services lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children that it placed with sponsors in the United States, a top official with HHS told Congress on Thursday.
Meet the Docs Who Charge Medicare Top Dollar for Visits
Medicare paid for more than 200 million office visits for established patients in 2012. Overall, health professionals classified only four percent as complex enough to command the most expensive rates. But 1,800 providers billed at the top level at least 90 percent of the time. Experts question whether the charges are legitimate.
Medicare's Drug Program Needs Stronger Protections Against Fraud
A new report finds that more than half of insurance companies in Medicare’s drug program haven’t reported fraud cases to the government. The findings echo an earlier investigation that found fraud flourishing in the program.
One Third of Patients in Nursing Facilities Harmed by Treatment
A study by Medicare’s inspector general of skilled nursing facilities says nearly 22,000 patients were injured and more than 1,500 died in a single month—a higher rate of medical errors than hospitals.