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A top Trump administration lawyer reportedly said a plan to send $200 prescription-drug coupons to seniors may be illegal

The Health and Human Services Department’s top lawyer has described concerns that the Trump administration’s plan to send prescription-drug coupons to seniors could violate election laws, Politico reported. Though many would receive the coupons after the November 3 presidential election, the Trump administration reportedly wanted to send letters describing the […]
A top Trump administration lawyer reportedly said a plan to send $200 prescription-drug coupons to seniors may be illegal
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CDC guidelines discouraging people from getting COVID-19 tests was published by Trump officials despite objections from scientists, report says

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention published a controversial guideline last month saying that people who were exposed to the novel coronavirus but didn’t show symptoms should not seek a test. According to The New York Times, the advice was written by Trump administration officials and published despite scientists’ […]
CDC guidelines discouraging people from getting COVID-19 tests was published by Trump officials despite objections from scientists, report says
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5 takeaways from the US coronavirus vaccine plan

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5 takeaways from the US coronavirus vaccine plan
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The Trump administration just pulled coronavirus data out of the CDC’s hands, and it means Americans can’t see where hospital beds are filled

On Wednesday, US hospitals stopped directly reporting coronavirus capacity, staffing, and supply-related data to the CDC. Instead, they now send information directly to the US Department of Health and Human Services, through a newer database, built with several private contractors. HHS and CDC maintain that they can both still see […]
The Trump administration just pulled coronavirus data out of the CDC’s hands, and it means Americans can’t see where hospital beds are filled
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‘We follow the facts wherever they lead’: Inspector general who was demoted after Trump attacked her speaks out on the importance of independent oversight

Christi Grimm, the former acting inspector general (IG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), spoke out Tuesday about the importance of independence for the US oversight community. Grimm angered President Donald Trump when she released an independent report that found there were “severe” and “widespread” shortages of […]
‘We follow the facts wherever they lead’: Inspector general who was demoted after Trump attacked her speaks out on the importance of independent oversight
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Robert Kadlec, the Trump administration’s top official for addressing biological threats, awarded a $2 billion contract to a company he used to advise

Robert Kadlec, the assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the US Department of Health and Human Services, failed to inform Congress of his long-standing relationship with Emergent Biosolutions, which received a contract worth more than $US2 billion from his office. Kadlec, a retired Air Force colonel and a doctor, […]
Robert Kadlec, the Trump administration’s top official for addressing biological threats, awarded a $2 billion contract to a company he used to advise
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New HHS spokesman Michael Caputo deleted racist coronavirus tweets

Newly tapped HHS spokesman Michael Caputo is already in hot water just a week into the job. After deleting most of his Twitter history before April 12,CNN’s KFile unearthed a number of racist tweets picked up by the Way Back Machine. On March 12, he tweeted that “millions of Chinese […]
New HHS spokesman Michael Caputo deleted racist coronavirus tweets
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Trump abruptly ousts the Pentagon’s acting watchdog, who was tasked with overseeing the implementation of the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package

President Donald Trump abruptly ousted Glenn Fine, the acting inspector general (IG) at the Department of Defence, on Tuesday,Inside Defence reported. A panel of inspectors general had also tapped Fine to chair the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, which will oversee the implementation of a $US2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. But […]
Trump abruptly ousts the Pentagon’s acting watchdog, who was tasked with overseeing the implementation of the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package
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Trump dismissed a government report — based on surveys from more than 300 hospitals — detailing ‘severe’ shortages in COVID-19 tests and protective equipment

A new report, from the inspector general at the Department of Health and Human Services, is based on a survey of more than 300 hospitals. It details a “severe” shortage of COVID-19 testing supplies and a “widespread” lack of personal protective equipment. President Donald Trump dismissed the findings and suggested, […]
Trump dismissed a government report — based on surveys from more than 300 hospitals — detailing ‘severe’ shortages in COVID-19 tests and protective equipment
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In the chaos to reunite migrant children with their families, 37 kids were left in vans for up to 39 hours, with Texas temperatures in the 90s

Thirty-seven migrant children between the ages of five and 12 stayed in vans for hours – many overnight – last summer, while authorities struggled to reunite them with their parents,NBC News reported Monday. The incident occurred at the height of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, which separated thousands of […]
In the chaos to reunite migrant children with their families, 37 kids were left in vans for up to 39 hours, with Texas temperatures in the 90s
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Sexual abuse allegations have been a problem in migrant children’s shelters for years. The Trump administration separated thousands of kids from their families and sent them to those shelters anyway.

Thousands of migrant children were allegedly sexually abused or harassed while they were in US custody, according to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) documents released Tuesday. The documents show a small spike in allegations during roughly the same period that the Trump administration was detaining thousands of children […]
Sexual abuse allegations have been a problem in migrant children’s shelters for years. The Trump administration separated thousands of kids from their families and sent them to those shelters anyway.
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The Trump administration just took its biggest step yet to bring down the cost of prescription drugs — and it’s dividing the healthcare industry

The Trump administration just proposed a new rule that could bring down the cost of prescription drugs for patients. The Department of Health and Human Services wants to ban some payments, called rebates, between drugmakers and middlemen. Rebates are negotiated between middlemen called pharmacy benefit managers and drugmakers, and are […]
The Trump administration just took its biggest step yet to bring down the cost of prescription drugs — and it’s dividing the healthcare industry
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One topic dominated a Senate hearing for Trump’s top healthcare pick

President Donald Trump’s nominee for the country’s top health position, Alex Azar, fielded questions from senators on Wednesday. Overwhelmingly, the questions centered around the price of prescription drugs, based on Azar’s past experience as an executive at the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, a company that makes the diabetes treatment insulin. […]
One topic dominated a Senate hearing for Trump’s top healthcare pick
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