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HHS Issues Latest Health Care Press Releases

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued its latest press releases on health care topics, which you can read and access below.


Latest U.S. Department of Health & Human Services News Releases



Who is eligible to get a COVID-19 booster shot?



COVID-19 Booster Shot Eligibility


Did you hear?  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots and recommends that certain populations get a COVID-19 booster shot.  See if you're eligible.  Visit CDC.gov to learn more »




HHS News Releases Week of October 24, 2021



ICYMI – HHS Invests over $560 million to Bolster Product Manufacturing to Increase Supply, Availability of COVID-19 Tests

October 22, 2021


As the Administration works to vaccinate the population, in the past several weeks the Biden Administration, through HHS, has invested more than half a billion dollars from the American Rescue Plan to boost manufacturing of key products needed to increase domestic testing supply.  Read full news release





CMS Launches Webpage to Share Innovative State Actions to Expand Medicaid Home and Community-based Services

October 21, 2021


Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new "one-stop shop" for state Medicaid agencies and stakeholders on Medicaid.gov to advance transparency and innovation for home and community-based services.  Read full news release




Statements by Officials of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Commemorating the First Openly Transgender Four-Star Officer and First Female Four-Star Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps on October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021


HHS publicly announced today the nation’s first openly transgender four-star officer across any of the eight uniformed services of the United States.  Read full news release




Plans change. So can your needs. Medicare open enrollment




Medicare Open Enrollment


Health needs can change from year to year.  Review and compare Medicare coverage options for 2022 during the Medicare Open Enrollment period, now through December 7.  Learn more »