Tag Archives: HHS

Tortured tale of govt. spending your money rather than agreeing to answer questions on Obamacare

The following is a news commentary In 2013, when the government repeatedly provided false, misleading and incomplete information regarding Obamacare.gov, I filed a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to obtain the facts. Under the law, I should have received the material within about 20 days. It was relevant to news stories I was investigating at […]

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Judge Questions Govt. Delays in Attkisson v. HHS

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan calls speed of government response “unreasonable” When government offers to double the speed its response, Judge Chutkan replies: “But that will take us to, what, seven years instead of 14?” I’ve been seeking public information on HealthCare.gov since the fall of 2013. Under Freedom of Information (FOI) law, the government is […]

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The Baby Oxygen Trials and How Govt. Officials Allegedly Interfered With the Ethics Probe

[This article was first published on June 4 2014] Pressure from government officials and eminent researchers appears to have pushed a federal agency to postpone enforcement action on violations it found in a government-financed experiment on extremely premature babies. The agency, which polices ethics in health studies, says the controversy over the study of preemies […]

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The Baby Oxygen Trials and How the Federal Govt. Violated Consent Rule for Test Subjects

Just 24 weeks into her pregnancy, Sharrissa Cook gave birth to a critically ill baby boy. Dreshan weighed in at a fragile 1 pound, 11 ounces. He lay motionless in the incubator, connected to tubes and monitors in the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. It was Oct. 11, […]

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Ten More Under-served Stories Covered by Attkisson

1. Cost of Illegal Immigrant Minor Crisis, Aug. 6, 2014 https://sharylattkisson.com/cost-of-illegal-immigration-minors-crisis 2. HHS Also Lost Subpoenaed Documents, Aug. 7, 2014 https://sharylattkisson.com/no-kidding-hhs-likely-lost-subpoenaed-docs-too 3. Another Fast and Furious Indictment, Aug. 7, 2014 https://sharylattkisson.com/another-fast-and-furious-murder-indictment-in-brian-terry-case 4. Did Bank Help Reward Suicide Bombers? Aug. 11, 2014 http://dailysignal.com/2014/08/11/terrorism-lawsuit-accuses-arab-bank-helping-reward-hamas-suicide-bombers/ 5. IG: Obama Administration Released 600+ Convicted Criminal Illegal Immigrants, Aug. 12, 2014 […]

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Researcher who dispelled vaccine-autism link: “Most-wanted fugitive”

A former Centers for Disease Control (CDC) researcher, best known for his frequently-cited studies dispelling a link between vaccines and autism, is still considered on the lam after allegedly using CDC grants of tax dollars to buy a house and cars for himself. Poul Thorsen, listed as a most-wanted fugitive by the Department of Health and Human […]

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HHS HealthCare.gov Official: “Delete this email”

An email obtained by Congress shows the top official for Healthcare.gov at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under the Department of Health and Human Services, Marilyn Tavenner, instructed the agency’s top spokesman to “Please delete this email.” The instruction appears significant for several reasons: First, the email to be deleted included an exchange […]

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No Kidding? HHS Likely Lost Subpoenaed Docs, Too.

Two federal agencies “losing” subpoenaed documents in major investigations may not exactly be a trend–but it certainly doesn’t look good. Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) presented the House Oversight Committee with disturbing news that some subpoenaed documents in the Congressional investigation of HealthCare.gov “might not be retrievable.” This revelation comes on […]

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HealthCare.gov’s Costly Flubs

The federal government’s botched handling of HealthCare.gov cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, according to a new report by the General Accountability Office (GAO). The report will be officially presented tomorrow to a House subcommittee. The GAO report faults the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), […]

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Judicial Watch Obtains Healthcare.gov Docs Withheld by HHS

Judicial Watch may be first to know the most about healthcare.gov information that the government has been keeping secret. Under court order, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has begun giving documents to the conservative watchdog group. Like Judicial Watch, I filed numerous Freedom of Information (FOI) requests with HHS last fall when […]

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