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Unconscionable Policies, Dangerous Politics

The HHS provider conscience expansion is just one example of an insidious effort by religious right groups to tip the balance away from patient access to care and toward conscience exemptions without consequences.

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HHS Publishes Provider Conscience Expansion Rule

The Department of Health and Human Services today published a new regulation broadening protections for health care providers who refuse to provide health care services based on religious or moral grounds.

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Sen. Tom Daschle Formally Nominated as HHS Secretary

Former South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle today was formally nominated as President-Elect Obama’s appointee to head the Department of Health and Human Services.

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The Weekly Pulse: Good and Bad News on Health Care

The HHS regulations are likely a done deal, but the movement for health care reform is gaining steam.

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The New Health Czar

President-Elect Obama’s choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, will be responsible for implementing any health care reform Obama or the new Congress is able to pass. Will women’s health be on his agenda?

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Roundup: Abortion No Longer a “Wedge issue” in Western States; “Troubling Ramifications” of Cosmetic Genital Surgery

Abortion no longer a “wedge issue” in Western states; “troubling ramifications” of cosmetic genital surgery; Chinese woman allowed to continue her pregnancy; more about the next HHS Secretary.

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The Next, Pro-Choice Cabinet?

The attention of the politically obsessed has now turned to speculation about who might be tapped to fill key leadership positions in President-Elect Obama’s Cabinet. Will we finally have pro-choice appointees at the Department of Health and Human Services?

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How a Hospital in Wasilla Connects to New HHS Regulations

A fight over provider conscience in Wasilla, Alaska, has repercussions in the current debate over new HHS regulations.

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Bush Administration: We Can So Promulgate New HHS Regulations!

Is the Bush administration laying the administrative groundwork for promulgating the new HHS provider conscience regulations?

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VIDEO: Birth Control At Risk in Proposed HHS Regulation

In Maine, family planning providers are concerned about contraceptive and health care access issues already. So a proposed new regulation from the Department of Health and Human Services has them outraged.

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