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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



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HHS News Releases Week of May 1, 2022



Remarks by HHS Assistant Secretary for Health ADM Rachel Levine for the 2022 Out For Health Conference

April 30, 2022


I suspect every one of you remembers the day you took the Hippocratic Oath to do no harm.  I took that oath in 1983.  I was called to medicine, as many of you were, by my desire to help people and work towards the common good.  Read full news release





New Reports Show Record 35 Million People Enrolled in Coverage Related to the Affordable Care Act, with Historic 21 Million People Enrolled in Medicaid Expansion Coverage

April 29, 2022


HHS, through the Office of the Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), released a report showing new estimates for coverage related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), concluding that the total enrollment for Medicaid expansion, Marketplace coverage, and the Basic Health Program in participating states has reached an all-time high of more than 35 million people as of early 2022.  Read full news release




Fact Sheet: Celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022

April 29, 2022


Following bipartisan confirmation by the U.S. Senate, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra formally swore in January Contreras as Assistant Secretary at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).  Read full news release





Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on the White House LGBTQI+ Report

April 28, 2022


The U.S. Government released a first of its kind progress report on implementation of President Biden’s Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Around the World.  Read full news release




HHS Announces New Policy to Make Coverage More Accessible and Affordable for Millions of Americans in 2023

April 28, 2022


HHS, through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), announced new measures that will allow consumers to more easily find the right form of quality, affordable health care coverage on HealthCare.gov that best meets their needs.  Read full news release





HHS's New Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefit Resources Will Help People Seeking Care to Better Understand Their Rights

April 27, 2022


In partnership with the United States Department of Labor, HHS has developed new, free informational resources that inform Americans of their rights under law on coverage for mental health benefits.  Read full news release




Remarks by HHS Secretary Becerra for the Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Administration for Community Living

April 26, 2022


HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra spoke at the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the creation of the Administration for Community Living.  Read full news release





Readout of the HHS Mental Health Roundtable with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

April 26, 2022


HHS partnered with the African American Behavioral Health-Center of Excellence (AABH-COE) at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia to host a roundtable event on the mental health of students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  Read full news release




Indian Health Service Announces Five Million Dollars in Funding for Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.

April 25, 2022


The Indian Health Service is announcing five million dollars in funding for “Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. ” to support work toward the elimination of HIV and hepatitis C in Indian Country.  Read full news release




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Mask Travel Guidance


The mask mandate on indoor public transportation was recently lifted.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor transportation settings at this time.  Learn more »