department of health and human services
June 10, 2015 -
If the Supreme Court rules against Affordable Care Act subsidies this month in King v. Burwell, 6.4 million people could lose their health insurance tax credits — and the majority of them live in the South.
November 12, 2013 -
As part of the Affordable Care Act, the federal government is giving money to nonprofits to help people sign up for insurance. Conservatives accuse the program of collecting sensitive information to benefit the Democratic Party. Is there any substance to the charges?
May 10, 2013 -
Activists hauled polluted water from Appalachia to Washington, D.C. this week to draw attention to the plight of communities affected by mountaintop removal coal mining. The action comes as legislation was reintroduced in Congress to protect coalfield waterways.
April 23, 2013 -
More than 30 Gulf Coast advocates have signed a letter sent to six federal agencies outlining ongoing human health problems from the Deepwater Horizon disaster and calling for immediate action.
February 7, 2013 -
The woman picked to lead North Carolina's early childhood education programs is facing media scrutiny for derogatory statements she's made on social media. In 2005 she was at the center of another controversy: a widely-discredited government website accused of anti-gay bias and peddling false information about contraception and abortion.
October 3, 2012 -
Indiana Republican Steve Buyer, who fought tobacco regulation while in the House, is now representing the North Carolina-based tobacco giant, which has been aggressively marketing smokeless tobacco products in the face of declining U.S. cigarette consumption rates.
July 30, 2012 -
Twenty people were arrested over the weekend while blocking the largest mountaintop removal operation in West Virginia. Meanwhile, scientific evidence of the human and environmental health damages caused by such mining continues to mount. Will U.S. lawmakers approve legislation imposing a moratorium?