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Fresh update on "hhs" discussed on The Car Pro Show
"Shows how Americans feel about the president being impeached for a second time. Some Republicans argue impeachments about settling political scores. But a new ABC Washington Post poll finds a majority of Americans want to see the president disqualified from ever holding office again. 56% of those surveyed want the president tossed out before Wednesday boxes. Lucas Tomlinson President elect Joe Biden says he wants to inoculate 100 million Americans against Cove in 19 in his 1st 100 days. This former HHS secretary says that will take some doing clearly across the country. Now, Governor you're saying we have to speed it up, and we've got to broaden the categories. We've got to get needles in arms, and I think we'll see that happened across the country. I think governors are responding to that. I think it'll be part of the federal strategy as well. Mike Leavitt on Fox America is listening to Fox News. No, tell you away I local news. The Texas Department of Public Safety is closed the state Capitol building in Austin to the public after uncovering new intelligence concerning.
HHS Tells States to Open Vaccine Access to Vulnerable Adults
"CDC H H s us who want the supply of vaccines to be administered to anybody over 65 now and open up those that had been still saved for second doses in San Francisco. I'm Ed
Fresh update on "hhs" discussed on WSU Back On The Highway
"S has led to some bottlenecks, and that's constant disappointment in states with a shortage of vaccine. Oregon Governor Kate Brown reports that the additional vaccines to her state that were promised never came through just a few days earlier. We, like the rest of the country heard HHS secretary a czar's announcement. That the federal government was releasing the entire federal supply to help the states expedite vaccinations in California. Some counties beg for more Corona virus vaccine for their senior citizens hospitals in South Carolina. We're running short, the administration has said all along the initial rollout would go to those most in need, but The vaccines would not be widely available for the U. S population until the spring months. Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz called out the U. S. Congress in a recent radio interview, saying that they violated all kinds of things, including impeachment clause is the First Amendment and the 25th amendment of the US Constitution. The Congress broken records, not by impeaching President Trump for the second time. But by violating more provisions of the Constitution in one day than any Congress has ever done in history. And that is Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz. He spoke to the Joe Piscopo show. Detroit's Big auto show will not happen as scheduled in September, but will be replaced by an outdoor exhibit at a race track a nearby Cardiac show, organizers say. The move comes amid worries that the Corona virus pandemic.
HHS secretary recommends states open Covid vaccinations to older Americans, vulnerable groups
"Cesar has called on states to speed up coronavirus vaccinations. Here's more from the AP, said Donahue, a czar was responding to reports the distribution process was too slow. It would be much better to move quickly and end up vaccinating some lower priority people. Under let vaccines sit around. While states try to micromanage this process, there are 17 million doses. And at last check just 4.8 million people in the U. S had gotten there first shot. Also, a vaccine partnership with pharmacies is getting an early start, which will eventually cover more than 40,000 pharmacy locations from 19 chains and associations across the country. Dr. Anthony Fauci believes the U. S. Could soon give one million vaccinations a day. Ed Donahue, Washington Tomb or Louisville police officers
Fresh update on "hhs" discussed on Savvy Realtor
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Distilleries no longer have to pay fee after HHS reverses policy on cover costs
"The feds have reversed the decision to force distilleries to pay for making hand sanitizer. When PPE and hand sanitizers were in high demand, the makers of booze decided to use their skills to make the much needed portable sanitizers. But because the production of hand sanitizers falls into the category of drug making, the distilleries had to register with the FDA. And soon after the FDA sent an invoice to those distilleries, charging them a $15,000 drug maker feed yesterday, those fees were rescinded, and officials apologized and official with health and human services added small businesses who stepped up to fight covered. 19 should be applauded by their government not taxed for doing so.
Fresh update on "hhs" discussed on Science Friday
"Live from NPR News. I'm Nora Rahm. President elect Joe Biden outlined his plans yesterday to speed up vaccinations in the U. S by increasing supplies and setting up community vaccination centers across the country. Says he wants to provide 100 million shots and 100 days in the Maine time, Biden says people should continue to wear masks. I know it's become a parts of mission. What a stupid stupid thing for it to happen. This is the Patriotic Act. We're asking you were in a war with this virus. And experts saying and showing that wearing a mask from now until April will save as many as 50,000 lives. Buying born things will get worse before they get better. National Park Service says it's shut down the National Mall and other landmarks until after the inauguration of by none Wednesday. Security's always tied on Inauguration Day, but it's increased this year after the attack on the U. S Capitol last week by Trump supporters trying to disrupt Congress is certification that Biden won. Law enforcement officials also warned of threats by armed groups in all 50 states, federal, state and local law enforcement officials are preparing for demonstrations around the New York state capital. In the run up to inauguration day from member station W A. M. C Ean Pincus reports. The FBI Albany Field office is setting up a command post to coordinate and share information with New York State police and Albany County and city law enforcement. Special agent in charge, Thomas Releford says there is no specific threat to the capital. Between now and January 20th Inauguration day We will be maintaining and heightened posture to monitor any threat. It may come into our region. Albany Mayor Cathy Sheehan urged people to stay away from downtown Sunday. If possible for NPR news. I'm Ian pick US and Albany civil rights officials at the Department of Health and Human Services. Issued a syriza of actions yesterday to protect people with disabilities from healthcare rationing and other discrimination by medical providers. NPR's Joseph Shapiro reports the proposal would be a significant expansion of disability civil rights law. But the outgoing trump officials of run out of time to write a formal rule. They've outlined one in hopes that the Biden administration will pick it up. President elect's campaign platform included somewhere ideas. The Trump Administration's Office for Civil Rights at HHS with explicitly ban a wide range of disability discrimination in medical settings. I'm denying organ transplants the holding back scarce care like drug treatments or ventilators, and that's been an issue during the Corona virus pandemic. Joseph Shapiro. NPR NEWS This is NPR. The Trump Administration carried out its 13th and final federal execution early this morning. Dustin Higgs was the third inmate to receive a lethal injection this week. President Trump had resumed the use of capital punishment for federal offenses in July after a 17 year hiatus. President elect Biden opposes the federal death penalty. The Dutch government is resigning over a scandal in which families receiving child care benefits where mistakenly accused of fraud. Teri Schultz reports Prime Minister Mark Ruta and his Cabinet will remain temporarily in a caretaker position. The Dutch government's downfall comes after some 20,000 working families were wrongly accused of cheating the system and forced to repay thousands of euros in benefits The Dutch tax office said had been mistakenly paid. Many families were put in severe financial distress for what was later found to be largely a result of administrative errors. In a press conference announcing his resignation, Prime Minister Rudy acknowledged quote Innocent people have been criminalized and their lives have been destroyed. He says the country's parliament was not correctly informed about the tax offices procedures targeting the parents. 20 of them have launched a lawsuit against current and former officials for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz. Search continues on Indonesia's Sulawesi island for people trapped in rubble After yesterday's 6.2 magnitude earthquake at least 45 people were killed and hundreds were injured. Hundreds of homes were damaged, displacing thousands of people..
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott receives COVID-19 vaccine
"Reported Tuesday. More public officials getting vaccinated Texas Governor Greg Abbott took the Corona virus vaccine Tuesday. I will never ask any Texan to do Something that I'm not willing to do myself. Texas has seen a significant spike in the number of cases in recent weeks, but soon Abbott hope S'more Texans will be inoculated by the end of this month. It will be more than a million vaccines distributed across the state of Texas elected and the other government officials are getting access to the vaccine, hoping to convince Americans to take it. HHS Secretary Alex Cesar and Dr Anthony Fauci got their shots Tuesday. Vice President elect Kamila Harris is scheduled for next week. Fox's Evan Brown reports. The surgeon general, Dr
Fresh update on "hhs" discussed on Q
"Turned its author Andy Thomas, into a sensation. Now Angie is back with a prequel, and this time she takes a whole new perspective. Plus the cue, This panel will be here to preview some of the most exciting album releases of 2021, including Lana Del Rey's new album and the controversy she stirred up with its cover. Breaks, upcoming release Certified Lover Boy and a 30 Song Long Country album. That's all coming up on cue. Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. President elect Joe Biden unveiled additional details of his plan to vaccinate 100 million people during his 1st 100 days in office. Noting the seriousness of the Corona virus pandemic as the global death toll from covert 19 surpassed the two million mark also said to use the defense production Actors speed up vaccine rollout. Tens of millions of doses of vaccine sitting unused in freezers around the country. People who want and need the vaccine can't get it. Fixed the problem by encouraging states a lot more people to get vaccinated beyond healthcare workers. Biden is called the Trump Administration rolled out of the vaccine a dismal failure. But he also noted despite the expanded effort, which includes billions for vaccine distribution sites, an additional testing Things will get worse before they get better, And he criticized some Republican lawmakers refusal to wear a mask during last week's right at the U. S. Capitol. Parts of the California State Capitol were closed to the public today. That's after Andy Covert 19 vaccine activists made threats to lawmakers during a budget hearing cap radios Nicole Nixon has more from Sacramento. In person. Public comment has been rare at the California Capitol during the pandemic, but three women showed up to protest the vaccine and pandemic shutdowns. He did not identify themselves before speaking, two of them use threatening language in their comments, see how much longer we're going to just sit here and wait to get public comment way didn't buy guns for nothing. The leader of the state Senate, who oversees security, said the comments are being treated as threats and closed the chamber to the public. Remarks came the same day Governor Gavin Newsome deployed 1000 National Guard troops to protect the capital ahead of protests planned this weekend for NPR news. I'm Nicole Nixon in Sacramento, civil rights officials at the Department of Health and Human Services of issued a serious of actions to protect people with disabilities from healthcare rationing and other discrimination by medical providers. More from NPR's Joseph Shapiro. The proposal would be a significant expansion of disability civil rights law, but the outgoing trump officials of run out of time to write a formal rule. They've outlined one in hopes that the bind administration will pick it up. The president elect's campaign platform included somewhere ideas. The Trump Administration's Office for Civil Rights at HHS What explicitly ban a wide range of disability discrimination in medical settings. From denying organ transplants, the holding back scarce care like drug treatments or ventilators, and that's been an issue during the Corona virus pandemic. Joseph Shapiro. NPR news stocks Lost grounded weeks and the Dow was down 177 points. The NASDAQ fell 100 14 points the S and P 500 closed down 27 points today. You're listening to NPR. The National Rifle Association, citing what it calls a corrupt political and regulatory environment in New York, announced today it plans to reorganize and leave the state for Texas announcement by the N R. A. Which says that we used the bankruptcy court even as it contends it's curly in its strongest financial condition in years. York Attorney General Letitia James blasted the group, which faces a lawsuit on with leader Wayne LaPierre for failing to manage the group's funds leading to 64 million in losses over three years. It would take the group out of state Word's been incorporated for roughly 150 years. Oil giant Totale is leaving the American Petroleum Institute. That's after disagreeing with a powerful trade group stance on climate change. NPR's Camilla Domino Ski reports The French company was more aggressive action to cut carbon emissions Total, like many European energy companies, is vowing to shift its business to massively reduce its contribution to climate change. The company, says a P I is not aligned with that goal. It cited the group's lobbying efforts against electric vehicle subsidies as well as a disagreement over carbon pricing. Ah form of climate action. Many corporations regard his business friendly but which a P I has not endorsed. In a statement, A P. I said many different approaches are required to tackle the world's environmental and energy challenges and that subsidies distort the energy market. Globally. Carbon emissions are increasing and the world is on track for catastrophic global warming. Melodrama. Noski. NPR NEWS RUDO Features prices closed lower today or I'll ended the session down a dollar and 21 cents a bale to 50 to 36 a barrel in New York. I'm Jack Spear. NPR news..
New tensions emerge between Biden team and Trump administration
"Joe biden's incoming administration is taking shape. Former deputy secretary of state anthony blinken will be nominated for secretary of state x fed chair. Janet yellen is up to run treasury retired. General lloyd austin has been tapped to run the defense department. Some of these names have been more controversial than others. there've been some progressive objections to biden's likely pick a former iowa governor. Tom bill sack to reprise his role running. The agriculture department and a lot of republicans in the senate are cool to the choice of near attended a close hillary clinton confidante to run the office of management and budget. Some other choices like yellow. Have gotten pretty warm receptions across the political spectrum to talk about this administration that's what is likely to mean in terms of what a president joe biden might actually do. Let's bring in our left right and center panel on the right law. Chen is the david. Diane steffi fellow at the hoover institution and he's the director of domestic policy studies and lecturer in the public policy program at stanford lot. He has worked on several presidential campaigns for republicans including george w bush's reelection campaign marco. Rubio's two thousand sixteen run and he was the policy director for mitt romney in the two thousand twelve presidential campaign. Hello lonnie thanks for having me and on the left sabil. Rama joins us. Bill is president of demos a progressive organization that studies and advocates for voting rights economic and racial justice and equity sabil is also an associate professor at brooklyn law school. Bill so bill when you look at these names What does this tell you about. The sort of administration that joe biden is preparing to run. So i think the roster that's being built out is really interesting to me what it shows. Is there too big tensions that i think the new administration is trying to balance. A one is a balanced between old hands and some new faces and the other is a balanced between a pragmatic course and also progressive ones. So when you think about someone like janet yellen or cecilia rouse on the economic team These are folks who have deep experience in economic policy but also represent. I think a little bit more of a kind of a progressive wing of the larger policy debate. Not these are certainly not Bernie sanders elizabeth warren folks but they very much represent a part of the economic profession that is increasingly focused on issues of inequality Racial equity and issues of how we get around are sort of current problem of austerity politics. Lot he what do you make of this list of names. Well i think first of all there are a number of very highly qualified people on the list people who have great experience in government who i think even republicans who may have policy or ideological concerns would have to say are well qualified to play the roles. They've been a nominated by the president. Play and so. I think that that's a very hopeful. Sign on the other hand. You've got some real head. Scratchers here josh. There are people who the president is nominated for roles in various situations that i think people kinda wonder what was he. Thinking there Heavier sarah for example to be secretary of health and human services a man with no health policy no public health background who's really so claim to fame in healthcare is arguing to defend the affordable care act which by the way may have been enough for biden but it really seems to be one of those picks where he had put the sarah somewhere so he put him at. Hhs which under ordinary circumstances might be okay but in the middle of a pandemic hhs is going to play a critical role in disturbing the vaccine and hopefully overseeing and the the end of this covid nineteen pandemic here in the us. choice of. Sarah is puzzling one. The other one that i would point to which doesn't require senate confirmation and so Will be what it is. Is susan rice as director the domestic policy council which has traditionally been the policy making apparatus at the white house that coordinates the creation of domestic policy overseeing areas like education and health care immigration. Picking someone with with the deep foreign policy experience for that job seems to me to be a little bit odd. I think she was picked for that job. In part because it doesn't require senate confirmation and biden. His team knew there was no way republicans. Were going to confirm someone is controversial. Susan rice so for every sort of great. Pick for every janet. Yellen for every brian You know you have a few that sort of make you think. Gosh what is the biden team doing here. So it's a little bit of a mixed bag so far. Yeah bill when. I look at the list of names. I do sometimes see what he is describing their almost a sense that biden had list of people that he liked and wanted to give jobs to and a list of jobs he needed to fill and in some places. The matching of the to feels a little bit random. I'd also point to to marcia fudge who's an african american congresswoman from cleveland. She'd openly campaigned to be agriculture secretary. She's a senior member of the agriculture committee. There'd been a lot of progressive concerns about how the agriculture committee has dealt with black farmers and about beneficiaries of nutrition programs people primarily eat food rather than making it And biden has passed over. Her is expected to bill sack in that position and then fudge specifically said that she didn't want one of these traditionally black cabinet jobs like labor or housing and urban development. She's going to be put up to run housing and urban development. So some of these choices they do have that feeling to me of what we want this person job. Well here. this one's available. Let's give them out. One is that is that. Is that too harsh. Look looking at this selection process and saying that you know i. I do think there's a little bit of that. In terms of the example with congressman fudge gave. I think is a is a good one of your. She has deep expertise actually on areas connected to usda. I'm at the same time. I think she'll bring a novel. Interesting and important voice went on the issues of hud but there is a little bit of that. I think the thing i would offer is you know. There's so much going. On with this transition. Given the pandemic given the extraordinary delays that the trump administration put in place at one things that we're really looking at is what's what does that next layer down. Look like so when you think about the whole team Not just cabinet but cap a deputy secretaries and so on can does it look like a team that then has the balance of deep expertise and Mission alignment right at someone. Folks who are laser focused on the combined crises of of the economy and covid and climate and original justice moment. That's the next layer. That i would look at right. Are folks getting complimentary. Picks to offset some of where they might need additional insight or expertise
North Carolina sets new record for daily COVID-19 cases
"North Carolina set yet another record of new single day coronavirus cases today as HHS reported a total of 8444. That news also came with another new high number of covert 19 related hospitalizations with 2824. The agency also said the percent positive rate was at 10.5. While 60. More people lost their battle with the disease.
Members of government to get vaccine publicly
"Vice president mike pence will publicly receive a covid. Nineteen vaccine tomorrow. The white house said that he wants to promote the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and build confidence among the american people. His wife karen pants and surgeon. General jerome adams will also be getting the jab at tomorrow's event president-elect biden expected to receive the vaccine soon as next week. I don't want to get to the line. But i wanna make sure that we demonstrate the american people that it is safe to take I'll be there working on that plan right now and when i do it i'll do it publicly. So y'all actually witness by getting a
Tyson Foods fires 7 managers over COVID-19 betting allegations
"You might remember some explosive headlines. Recently about the tyson foods pork processing plant waterloo iowa allegations that one of the plant managers at that facility organized a cash by in winner-take-all betting pool for supervisors and managers to bet how many employees at that plant would get covid was a heinous enough story at face value but it was made worse by the fact that more than a thousand people who worked at that plant actually did get cove it. Six workers at that plant died. The allegations about the betting pool among the managers were public by lawsuits filed by one of the workers who died there. Well today. We learned that tyson has fired seven of the managers at that plant. They paid for an independent investigation into the matter. The resolution of the independent investigation was that five managers should be can't apparently those betting allegations were credible enough to terminate those who were found to be involved. Big big covert outbreaks facilities like that tyson plant in iowa have been a problem since the start of the pandemic and they impart our problem caused by the companies themselves and how they want to work despite the risk that it poses to their employees
Biden announces Buttigieg as transportation secretary nominee
"Today. President-elect biden announced his pick for transportation secretary it will be former democratic presidential candidate. Pete buttigieg. Mr boge talked today about being a teenager. During the clinton administration when he watched one of president clinton's choices for an ambassadorship be denied a vote in the senate because the nominee james hormel was gay. If mister buddha judges confirmed to lead the transportation department help be the first. Lgbt cabinet secretary in the history of the country president-elect biden saying today upon introducing mr putin judge that his cabinet will look more like america than any other cabinet has before it does look to be on track to be the most diverse cabinet ever
Covid-19 vaccine en route to every state as health officials say they hope immunizations begin Monday
"Visors Cove in 19 vaccine is on its way to hospitals and other medical facilities to get shots to health care workers. The other first priority is nursing home residents on CBS's face The Nation. HHS Secretary Alex Cesar says he has an optimistic timeline for that to happen. We could have every nursing home patient vaccinated in the United States by Christmas. It's really remarkable, remarkable prospect for all of us who have loved ones in Nursing homes toe. We may approach Christmas with that level of comfort that that our that our loved ones have gotten some initial protection already. He's our says the large drugstore chains. CVS and Walgreens will play a major role in that
HHS Head Alex Azar: All nursing home residents could be vaccinated by Christmas
"Of a Corona virus vaccine rolling out for distribution across the country. Visors Cove in 19 vaccine is on its way to hospitals and other medical facilities to get shots to health care workers. The other first priority is nursing home residents on CBS's face The Nation. HHS Secretary Alex Cesar says he has an optimistic timeline for that to happen. We could have every nursing home patient vaccinated. In the United States by Christmas, a truly remarkable remarkable prospect for all of us who have loved ones and nursing homes toe. We may approach Christmas with that level of comfort that our that our loved ones have gotten some initial protection already. He's our says the large drugstore chains. CVS and Walgreens will play a major role in that effort.
Trump administration pushing delay in nursing home vaccinations
"Secretary of Health and Human Services. Alex, a czar. He's at HHS. Good morning to you, Mr Secretary. Morning, Margaret. Thanks for having me Operation Warp Speed, told visor to ship out just short of three million doses this week, then hospitals and the recipients will vaccinate their workers. How many actual shots in the arm? Do you expect to have happened this week? So we're shipping 2.9 million doses of vaccine, So whenever they get them in arms, that's 2.9 million people getting vaccinated. We're reserving that second dose of vaccine everything later 2.9 million people receiving those doses this week. I didn't say this week as soon as they're able to vaccinate now, I will say is the health commissioner in South Carolina said. We're going to be using this vaccine, not storing it, So I think it'll go pretty quickly. Okay, well, I want to ask you specifically about something CBS revealed. They said they're not going to start vaccinating even though they're receiving it this month. Until December 21st because the Trump administration told them to wait until that date. Why is the Trump administration asking nursing homes to wait? Yeah, No, we're not actually asking the nursing nursing homes to wait and we were able to have a really good discussion with CBS leadership about this misunderstanding that they had at the president's vaccine distribution summit. So I think we've gotten that all straightened out with them, and we'll be getting CVS and Walgreens vaccinating are nursing home people. Almost 100% of our nursing homes have signed up with that program for Turnkey vaccination operation, And you know what's amazing when we'll crash by? Well, it can start really any day the vaccines air going out as soon as they receive vaccine. This is, according to the governor's telling us to ship to them. We could have every nursing home patient vaccinated in the United States by Christmas. It's really remarkable, remarkable prospect for all of us who have loved ones and nursing homes, toe. We may approach Christmas with that level of comfort that that our that our loved ones have gotten some initial protection already. Certainly given that 50,000 nursing home patients are getting infected a week. Let's watch and see when those began. We will. We will track that. But overall for the general population and the shipments, why the decision not to be more aggressive out of the gate? Are you concerned? That the governors who will be receiving and then in charge of distributing it, that the states aren't quite prepared. No, not at all s o. We're being very aggressive, worshiping all that we have that with while we're holding back a reserve for the second dose. You know, this is a vaccine that is late for two more than six million doses produced by Fizer at this point. So so they're about there about 6.4 million doses. So we've held a reserve, which, as general Purna has discussed we this with the first shipment. It's important to keep a safety stock there. And we're shipping half of the remaining that's 2.9 million doses going out. Listen, this is about measuring twice cutting ones. We're launching a very complex nationwide distribution program. Do it right. Do it measured? Get the job done right anticipate problems, But no, They're going to be hitches and hiccups as we go, and we will work to solve it. This is the U. S military that is running this operation. It's what they do. We're using the private sector entities as they said at the summit. This is what we do They know how to do this. And let's let them do their jobs. So you still expect to vaccinate 20 million people by the end of the month, even though you just shipped out three million doses this week. Oh, sure. Yes. So we'll be getting more and more Fizer product and we've got a 12.5 million of murdering a Prada. Assuming that we get approval at the end of this week on Madonna that will ship out very soon thereafter. So 20 million vaccinations this this month and then we think will be up to 50 million total vaccinations of people by the end of January and 100 million shots and arms by the end of February, just with the Madeira and Fizer vaccines, right? I mean, you won't be in office then. But you believe the Biden administration will be able to Meet that mark if they carry forward with the plans that we've put in place, 100 million shots and arms by the end of February is very much in scope. So I know you're relying on governors to oversee what happens with their constituents. If a state though, is moving too slowly. Will you claw back the vaccine that U s taxpayer money? Purchased. You know, I I don't wanna I don't wanna think about that type of a penal approach will work we have we have. We'll work with states. We have dedicated teams that are working with the states. And if if it's Yeah, Absolutely. What could we pull it back? I don't even want to talk like that are governors are very confident. They know what's going on there. States. We've worked with them through this for 11 months. We've planned for six months on this. No. Well, this is a cooperative relationship, but we'll work with them to help them. Give them any tools. They need to make this work. That's the attitude to approach this with. I think Okay, because a lot of the governors have chimed in with this report that the National Governors Association released in the past few days, raising concerns that they're not getting enough support. In fact, they say they need $8.4 billion to be able to do this. They've only been promised about 200 million Isn't it? The Trump administration's responsibility to help get them the money to execute. Market. We are getting them the money they actually have in New York to give you an example is of a week ago. New York State New York City haven't drawn down a penny of the money that we made available for the vaccine distribution efforts. I think we've had 1% Of the monies available drawn down and part of that is there's a bit of partisanship going on. Let's be honest with this n g a thing. What's happening is we bought the vaccine they don't have to pay for Rexy. We're paying to distribute the vaccine. We and private payers are paying to administer the vaccines. We have set up turnkey operations with pharmacy programs to administer the vaccines. The states need to operate as aired traffic controllers. I've been in South Carolina with the governor's team. I've been in Tennessee with the governor's team. Money's not the issue, and they've got very good plans and well, this is that he's not getting money won't be the barrio that says they need the money. 12 States say they need more federal guidance on data reporting training communications. 12 states say they're waiting on information from the federal government distribution. Seven states are concerned about funding from the federal government. Others say they need more federal coordination among the pharmacies to roll out at the long term care facilities. The nursing homes we talked about why hasn't this been worked out? In Margaret. It has been worked out. There's just a lot of partisan sniping going on right now, when we ought to be celebrating the fact that we've got millions and millions of doses of FDA safe and effective vaccine going out. Our governors have this. We've worked out on all 64 public health jurisdictions in this country. We've worked out a comprehensive plans. We have provided feedback back and forth. At the actual technical level. This is working. It will work. It's under control. We're leveraging the private distribution system that works every year for flu vaccines and other vaccines. The people involved D O D CVS, Walgreens FedEx ups, McKesson What they said on Wednesday at the summit is this is what we do. Let us do our jobs right again. This is a bipartisan group. The
Biden vows to distribute 100 million vaccine doses within first 100 days
"Attorney general have yer Best Sierra was formally introduced today's President elect Biden's nominee for secretary of health and human services. Case to be US political reporter Duck sovereign joining us Live says, but center will be the first Latino to head that department assuming he's confirmed by the Senate stuck or Rebecca. President elect Biden made it official nominating attorney general. But Sarah to take the reins of the nation's health and Human Services Department. Biden pledged to get 100 million doses of the covert 19 vaccines distributed within his 1st 100 days in office. And he asked the American people to do their part to help stop the spreading virus by simply wearing a mask. Whatever your politics, your point of view mask up for 100 days once we take office 100 days to make a difference. Not a political statement. It's a patriotic act. Biden mangled but Sarah's last name the first few times, he said, It's funny, Rebecca More people seem to have trouble with Javier. Er. He got that right, but it took him three tries. To get this, Eric correct. He finally did that is Bezerra appeared remotely from California to accept the nomination. President elect Biden has offered me a breathtaking opportunity to work with his team to shape our healthcare future. Shared the president elect and Vice President Alex Determination to rebuild unity and civility in America. Biden touted the longtime congressman's bonafides to run HHS, helping to pass Obamacare suing the Trump administration to protect it. Son of immigrants from Guadalajara, But Sarah will be the first Latino health secretary.
New COVID-19 Data Release Shows Where Hospitals Around The Country Are Filling Up
"Residents of long term care facilities and health care workers are first in line. UK is using the covert vaccine developed by Fizer Man It's German partner by on Tak, the company's hope to have the vaccine approved in the United States this month. New data released from the Department of Health and Human Services is showing stress from Cove in on individual hospitals across the country. As NPR's Ping Hong reports, this is information that can help inform the local pandemic response. In a big data drop, HHS released a trove of data on how individual hospitals are handling the pandemic. Previously data on how many covert 19 patients lower on hospitals and how many ICU beds they were taking up, was aggregated and shared at the state level. Now the publican see the situation and their own local hospitals. Pinar card demand its health care, economists of the University of Minnesota says the state A has a lot of public value is used for understanding where to transfer patients. If the baby's use proactively if you need to be hospitalized, which hospital Shall we take the station right that considered Liszt Right now, The numbers show that hospitals across the country are under stress. Ping Wang. NPR news.
Trump Administration Passed on Chance to Secure More of Pfizer Vaccine
"Tonight. The new york times reports trump administration officials past one fighter offered in late summer to sell the us government additional doses of its covid nineteen vaccines now. Pfizer may not be able to provide more of its vaccine to the united states until next june because of its commitments to other countries in a news conference today with new york governor andrew. Cuomo doctor and chief who will serve as joe biden's chief medical advisor on the nineteen said this when you have seventy five eighty percent of the people vaccinated. You have an umbrella of protection over the community that the level of community spread will be really really very low. The virus will not have any place to go when that happens. Governor is going to be entirely dependent upon how well we do. How will i do you do your health officials in getting the message out of why it's so important for people to get vaccinated because it fifty percent of the people get vaccinated then. We don't have that that umbrella of immunity over us journalist now zurich bright. He's a member of the president. Elects corona virus advisory board. Thank you very much for joining us. Really appreciate it. You've gone from being a trump administration. Whistleblower saying that the trump administration was not taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously enough to now being an advisor to the incoming president. I wanna get your reaction to this new york times report tonight that the trump administration was offered more of the pfizer vaccine which is not very close to being approved here Turned it down and now won't be able to get more until the summer possibly at the earliest lawrence. Thanks for having me on tonight. The news is really concerning as you might imagine and we are still looking into that now. We're assessing to see what actually has been ordered and what still needs to happen to ensure that we have enough vaccine doses for all americans as quickly as possible. This highlights something. I've been talking about for many months as a vaccine expert. Making vaccines is very complicated. It's a very complex process. It takes time to make the vaccine to evaluate the vaccines and then we have to ecorse review the vaccines. The fda will be doing on thursday for their safety and how well they work and then the really hard work starts and distributing those vaccines and getting them out and to healthcare centers in the hospitals and community so people can be vaccinated so we have a lot of work ahead of us and one of the greatest concerns. I have is you heard. Dr fauci share at the same time. If we don't have enough maxine soon enough to create that level of immunity in our community there were going to be faced with dealing with this pandemic and the consequences of the pandemic for much longer. Listen to more of what. Dr fauci had to say today. More people going travel over christmas if they're going to have more of those family and friends gatherings that you accurately said or an issue so if those two things happen and we don't mitigate well we don't listen to the public health measures that we need to follow that we could start to see sings really get bad in the middle of january for state or city that is facing similar problems without substantial mitigation. The middle of january can be a really dark time for us. Do you see that. Same vision of the middle of january. Dr fauci sees getting worse every day. Unfortunately we are in the middle and the dark winter that we project it we would be at if we didn't take those public health measures earlier in the year if our government didn't lead by example and and really encouraged people to follow the public health guidelines. I wearing masks avoiding crowds. That didn't happen over the last several months. We are now in what i described in may as what would be the dark winter in modern history and we are now in the and december and is likely to get much worse. I do want to say though that many people are wearing their face mask. And many people are following the public health guidelines and social distancing and actually reports. I saw just in the last week said even more people are starting to wear their masks regularly when they leave their home. That's very encouraging. And i'm very very grateful for those people who are following those guidelines. We do need to get many more people to do that though. We need to have about ninety five percent of the population wearing your face mask. Every time he leaves the house outside and inside now and keep in out of crowds and keeping away from others in small groups as much as possible. That is how we're going to control the spread of this virus until we do have sufficient vaccine available to provide that community protection that we need so desperately. When we see dr fauci appearing with governor cuomo that seems like A certain kind of concession by donald trump that would be unimaginable Donald trump had been reelected. While i can say is that we need leadership now and i'm so glad that we have a president elect biden and vice president-elect harris coming into office. I thought you see. I think you saw the news today announcing the nominee for hhs secretary and a whole group of scientists coming into lead hhs. So i'm convinced now. We have leadership coming in sciences back. And we're going to get a hold of this virus we're going to control. The pandemic ended athlete. Come in in january
Biden nominates Xavier Becerra to lead HHS
"More names rumored to be destined for a Biden cabinet for the reports. California's Javier Becerra is selected for a top post president elect Joe Biden continuing to round down his Cabinet, selecting for Sarah to be a secretary of health and human services. But Sarah is the current attorney general of California and has a long record of defending the Affordable Care act. Joe Biden has repeatedly said he intends to expand the ACM foxes Actually Strohmeyer reporting
Biden to nominate Xavier Becerra to lead HHS
"Correspondent Ed O'Keefe reports the president elect will fill another key position. In his pandemic response. President elect Joe Biden plans to nominate California Attorney General Heavier Becerra the services for Secretary of health and Human Services, giving him oversight of a sprawling department set to play a leading role in the distribution of a covert 19 vaccine. And in building public trust in it. The official announcement is expected Tuesday, along with other choices for key public health rolls.
Biden to name California AG Becerra as HHS secretary
"President elect Joe Biden is turning to California Attorney General Javier Becerra to be his health and human services secretary for member station KQED and San Francisco. Scott Shaffer has more California's attorney general. But Sarah has filed about 100 lawsuits against the Trump administration on issues ranging from the environment to immigration, LGBT rights and health care. He's been a staunch defender of the affordable Care Act and help get the bill passed as a member of Congress representing Los Angeles. If confirmed by the Senate. The Sarah, whose mother was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U. S, will become the first Latino to serve as secretary of Health and Human Services. Ah, huge agency with rolls and managing the pandemic, distributing vaccines and shoring up the nation's health care system. He was named attorney general by then Governor Jerry Brown. After Kamila Harris was elected to the U. S.
"hhs" Discussed on The Hospital Finance Podcast
"The changes we made in this rule are designed to streamline and speed up the stark law advisor, opinion process, and in particular to do so. We moved to a user fee structure. Some people might not know much about our stark law advisory opinion process, but HHS will actually issue an advisory opinion on whether particular arrangements would violate stark law if we conclude that an arrangement would not violate the stark law. Then HHS is bound by that determination and cannot impose sanctions on any of the parties to the arrangement. Under our new process HHS will also not impose sanctions on any other arrangement that is indistinguishable in all material, respects from the arrangement analyzed in prior advisory opinion and providers can seeking opinion on whether they're. Arrangement is indistinguishable from a prior arrangement. Does as you just frequently. Issue Advisory Opinions relating to the Stark Law. We don't I would say our stark law advisor opinion process is fairly under utilized right now, not counting the handful of narrow advisory opinions issued in two thousand four on Specialty Hospital. Moratorium CMS has issued only fifteen advisory opinions about twenty years in contrast our office of Inspector General which enforces the anti kickback. Statute has been averaging about fifteen kickback advisory opinions each year. The relative scarcity of Stark Advisory Opinion, factor opinions was one factor I would say motivating reforms to the process. We hope the new process. It's easier to take advantage of and that the healthcare industry will reach out for guidance on Stark Law. If HHS cashew more advisory opinions, it will provide greater regulatory clarity to the industry and reduce the stark. Laws Burton. Brennan. Another priority of the administration has been to reform the administrative state. How is HFS contributing to that effort? You Administration has tried to bring some consistency to how agencies issue binding regulations, one of the most significant initiatives was an executive order issued in October of last year, restricting the use of agency guidance documents before I get to that executive order a little background, the heart of modern administrative law is the requirement that agencies must provide the public with notice and an opportunity to comment before a new rule, imposing new obligations becomes final. This is referred to as notice and comment rulemaking. If agencies want to merely explain existing obligations, they can do so by issuing guidance documents which do not need to go through notice and comment rulemaking. But, too often agencies have worked around the requirements of notice and comment rulemaking by embedding new regulatory obligations and guidance documents. This executive order requires agencies to issue regulations governing their usage guidance. These. Regulations must seek to ensure that guidance does not purport to create new legal obligations for example, all guidance documents are required to clearly state on their face that they lacked the force ineffective law. But even where a guidance document does not include new requirements and merely interprets or summarizes an existing requirement, sometimes that guidance is buried in a sub page of some page of a website, and it's not always easy for regulated parties to find it. So, this order has simple solution. It requires agencies to post all of their guidance on a single searchable website. I didn't spend is not posted is deemed rescinded. Finally. The public must also be given an opportunity to petition any agency to modify or rescind one of its guidance documents. HHS is is working on implementing this executive order, and you should watch for further development soon. I imagine there's been some distraction from this Regulatory Reform Agenda lately as a result of covid nineteen. Let's talk about some of the work. HHS is done recently to oversee distribution of money from the coronavirus provider Relief Fund. This has been a major.
"hhs" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"Being sidelined in the current corona virus. Response over the weekend Adam and I were on a story. That politico broke about the shortlist of candidates being drawn up to potentially replace secretary are amid. White House frustration with his leadership. We'll get to that conversation now. I've got a question for both of you. Have you ever been sub tweeted by the president of the United States before? Not until this president. There've been a few stories that we've done at politico that prompted the White House to call those stories fake news either directly or indirectly in fact three stories three stories of the past month or so. Yes so let. Let me talk about the tweet. I'm referring to hear you both reported a story about Hhs Secretary Alex as potentially being ousted and President Trump tweets reports that. Hhs Secretary Alex as our is going to be fired by me are fake news. The lame stream media knows this but they are desperate to create the perception of chaos and havoc in the minds of the public. They never even called to ask. Alex is doing an excellent job exclamation. Mark Adam what goes through your mind when you first see that first reaction and I actually let hhs. No this. Is that if the president does want to talk. They should feel free to give him my cell phone number because we did go to. Hhs and the White House for comment on this story They provided as comment. We put it in a story But again you know For the President. My Line is always open. I'm always happy to talk directly with him. So that was my first reaction. It would also came on the tail. End OF A in. Essentially an entire day spent tweeting about the media and criticism of the media So is interesting to see us also grouped in there as well one other point at one and make about the president's tweet. We did not report that he was going to fire secretary as are we said that people in the White House were weighing plans to replace him which is different and accurate our understanding too. Was that tweet that the president put out came after a series of phone calls in internal negotiations to show support for the secretary. So it's not wrong to say that there were plans in the works to potentially replace the secretary. It's also not wrong to say that the president doesn't WanNA fire the secretary. Those are two different things so I really want to get into both of your reporting on that But I know it's just sort of the latest in a long line of reason events Shaking up the health department and I WANNA go back to the beginning of the pandemic here in in January Adam I want to go to you I hear. What was the health department doing back in January? And where did secretary as our fit into the corona virus pandemic? Obviously the health department has been kind of at the forefront of the response. Since the very beginning I remember being a in briefings in January into February about you know what was what was what the federal government was seeing in China. Some efforts early on to understand what was happening there and get aid there And ultimately to push for additional emergency funding from Congress so that HHS could kind of beep up its response and and and try to get. Things stood up. I think where the criticism has come in. Is that well into February also into March You had this refrain of you know the virus being of low risk to most Americans being something. That people shouldn't worry about too much. They should go about their daily lives. Obviously at some point there was a switch when it became apparent that this was going to be with us and spreading very quickly But there there was a period where the rhetoric just did not match the reality on the ground and there are a couple of reasons for that one. We didn't have a system of of you know we didn't have tests available. That were working so that we could figure out how fast viruses was spreading. And who exactly had it so for weeks you know. We were just essentially blind to what was happening and that kind of is housed in in. Hhs purview right. That's the CDC. They were originally kind of dispatched to create these tests They did not end up working in that. Set THE RESPONSE BACK. Bye Bye weeks and those are weeks that at this point we can never get back where cases where were spreading case cropping up and we just had no idea what the situation looks like on the ground. Dan where did secretary as our fit into all? This secretaries are is the leader of the effort and when the task force was first formed three months ago. Secretaries are was at the head of the table steering what the administration was doing. I think the challenges as the leader. It's hard to know how much rest with him versus the people under the leader and when different agencies make mistakes is that because secretary as our didn't direct them enough or if he had stepped in and told the CDC to do certain things by a certain date. Is that too much political interference? So I think that's what the secretary was trying to balance in those early weeks. And did he get a right or not? It's it's hard to say in the moment. But clearly the administration's response lagged where could've been so flash forward a few months To the middle of April secretary as has basically been sidelined and a lot of ways vice president trump the White House installs a trump loyalist as assistant health secretary. Michael Caputo. How did we end up there? And then once Michael Caputo is installed. What happens next Jeremy that that was a story that started slow but God very fast in the end. I think it's important to remember where the media coverage has been these past few months there. Many people angry at the health department secretary as our were. Cdc Director Robert Redfield about the failures of the trump administration to do testing to get in place to fight this outbreak. There also allies of the secretary who think the responsibility should not rest with him. It should be on president. Donald Trump and we have seen a proxy war in the media where different sides are attempting to shape the narrative around. Who did what when on the Corona virus outbreak? Not just for today. But they're trying to shape it for the historical record. If you can get a Sunday story in the New York Times that is reported by six reporters and is three thousand words that will shape a lot of the coverage become so. There's a battle behind the scenes to influence that coverage that did not sit well at the White House which has seen just either be pummeled by the media or put out messages at times. That conflicted with what the president was trying to say on the crow virus outbreak Michael Caputo trump loyals to dates back thirty years in his relationship with the president was brought in directly by the White House. This was not a secretary as or higher to be the top spokesperson at HHS. I had heard some rumblings of this because of the frustration because of of the White House interest in shaping the message my colleague Daniel Lipman actually called Caputo and got him to confirm his His arrival on the phone but what that meant was a sprint at the end where once Michael. Caputo newer doing that story. You is changing twitter profile. He was cleaning up His tweets and we're able to get the story out basically around the same time that he had updated his twitter profile. Read that he's the new Assistant Secretary for public affairs at US and real quick just to to one of the points that Dan was making about wanting to shape the perception portrayal of your role in this crisis for the history books on top of that is what we've seen over the past four years. Is You know this is an administration that is marked by its rivalries and and by the degree of just kind of you know cutthroat nece for lack of a better expression of how serious these rivalries have been so what you have is is in addition to kind of self preservation concerns a sense of every single day people going into the building and asking okay. Who's up WHO's down. When do I have the opportunity to stick a knife in my rival and especially over the past few weeks there has been a sense especially in the White House? And among some secretary as ours. You know chief enemies that he is down that he's weakened and this is really the opportunity to go in and exert increasing control over the health department Over the people that that that normally would report to secretaries are okay so then over the weekend there's more rockiness at the health department. You both break this. Big Story alongside. Nancy Cook the one that we were talking about earlier. That trump was upset about that. He tweeted about the White House. Officials are weighing a plan to replace Alex as our as Health Secretary. The story comes out as does one from the Wall Street Journal. Trump says it's not true as our tweets out his loyalty to trump Adam. How how do you make sense evolve as well I think it goes back to the the sensitivity of of how people are being portrayed. What are what our best understanding is. Is that for a long time dating back to last year there have been plenty of people in the White House. Who would love to see Secretary Argo? They've been turned off by the way that he operates. They feel that. In a lot of cases he has sought credit. Where where maybe he shouldn't be the obstacle has always been this perpetual question. That's dogged that trump administration from day. One if you get rid of one person who do you get to replace him and there has not been a good clear easy answer for that And frankly it's gotten even more difficult as now we're in a pandemic in the idea of the optics of ousting your top health official in the middle of a public health crisis. Just frankly don't look good so there has always been those competing forces in the past couple weeks. It has picked up in particular over this anger over stories that that people in the White House feel like portrayed as are in a better light in a better light than trump as far as the response and in terms of just feeling like he has his mishandled a lot of parts of this response. So that's kind of how we got to this pickup of conversations in the White House about. Is this something that we can do. Can we really talk about now? Replacing our health secretary is this something. That's unique to this administration. I mean it seems like so. Many decisions are being made sort of based off of image perception. You know how things are going to be perceived by the media how people are perceiving who is in charge of the response. Dan Is this something that that's a normal for for presidential administration. Jeremy I think optics as a driver of decision making in Washington is not just old news. It's norm we could go back to the Obama Administration. When President Obama tapped his ally. Tom Daschle the former Senate majority leader to be the First Health Secretary but Daschle never made it. He got caught up in a scandal related to personal driver and and other things that in today's air her would seem relatively quaint. But the negative blowback from. That was enough to knock. Daschle out of Obama's cabinet at a time when he was poised to be the leader of what became affordable. Care Act Push the the Obamacare Push Daschle was supposed to be the architect so that was a big loss and had the Obama Administration wanted to put. Its nose down. Deal with the the outcry Daschle would probably be held secretary for those first number of years with different now is how much of the policy process is gone in his replaced by the president's gut decision and what I mean by that is historically decisions filter their way up through myriad levels of leadership and by the time a decision is brought to the president. It's been looked at twenty different ways. They're different possibilities for the president to pursue increasingly in this administration. It's what president trump wants to do period and yes people can weigh on him appeal to him but so much comes down to a person standing with. President trump and I think secretary has been conscious of that and worked very hard these past two years to be as close to the president as possible sometimes as allies would say too close and too subservient and not willing to break with the President Public..
"hhs" Discussed on AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion
"The I. Today podcast produced by cowed militia. Cut through the hype and noise to identify what is really happening now. In the world of artificial intelligence learn about emerging trends technologies and use cases from Cotonou Lyrica analysts and guests experts. Hello and welcome to the AI. Today podcast I'm your host Kathleen Walsh and I'm your host Schmeltzer. Our guest today is okay. Mack who is the senior advisor to the chief information officer at the US Department of Health and Human Services? Hhs So okay thank you so much for joining us on Ai Today. Thank you for having caffeine wrong. Yeah thank you so much for joining us. You'd like to start by having you introduce yourself to our listeners. And tell them a little bit about your background and your current role at HHS. I am a. I am the senior adviser to Sasebo. And I'm also the technical integration. Lead but edgy reimagined but my background is really cybersecurity but my principal around cybersecurity. That just knowing cyber alone is not enough. You really need to know and understand the business I've been with. Hr FINANCE BUDGET GRANTS ACQUISITIONS. I was leaving sponsored to help onboard new employees for personnel security and badges and laptops. So I find that to be very critical and crucial in terms of modern nine station in the government just knowing to three sixty just understanding what you know what budget stream is coming through. What is the budget calendar Audi acquisition services and products and even just getting people on board with badges an laptop? Just getting that three sixty view and been very critical in terms of you know modernizing trying to innovate in trying to change the landscape Embracing Emerging Tech and dealing with big data paradigm shifts excellent. Yeah it's definitely the government's been very interesting. Adopter not just technology in general but especially with artificial intelligence. Because you know is is a transformative technology. Just like You know many of the other big transformative waves in the Internet and mobile and big data and the cloud and now five G. and then blockchain so all of these technology transformative right. They had changed a whole lot of things or multi. System the multidisciplinary and so obviously there are many ways that we see being applied to government agencies organizations. And we've been very impressed. One of the things that been talking about here a lot today is sort of the many ways in which is being adopted. Not only an industry as a whole but especially in government very impressive actually some of these ways that hopefully it's making the government more responsive more efficient more effective more. Give it more visibility into things. So can you tell us some of the ways that? Hhs is currently adopting AI and various solutions. And maybe how those ways are unique to. Hhs or perhaps similar to what other of different governmental agencies are doing in this space so we start of area to the CIO. And I started a program like celery leveraging ai machine learning and blockchain. It was the first watching network that had been authorized to operate in the federal government but in terms of a I think we are using similar to agency mainly we use it to clean and format the data and as you know you deal with a lot of data set the day. I need data. The biggest thing is cleaning the data. Ninety five I believe ninety percent of it is cleaning the data. People WanNa do they WANNA do machine learning they WANNA do. But they don't focus on they're gonna up a root of baking because Clinton. The data is the biggest component of that process. So we use a machine learning to basically normalize the data from different data sets using supervised and unsupervised learning to normalize the data. And then we also get into linear regression as well in terms of predictive analysis. One of the main thing that we'd do accelerate is looking at prices paid and just as so large we do about twenty five billion in spending on products and services just minding data and cleaning the data at it was a big call just to look at. Why are we buying things that different prices and a good example is? I'm just throwing the example while we buy that. Dobie pro at cms for aided aqua- eighty dollars per license and buying that CDC thirty dapper night or licensed an opportunity to mind data to come to the table to be able to negotiate a different price. You can't come to table to negotiate without having that insight so data claiming and looking at data mining and looking at predictive analysis the three main usage for a for us. That's great you know Melinda. We produced a report last year. And then we did a follow up report this year Dataprep prep and data labeling and I think that a lot of people underestimate how long it's going to take to actually get their data into a usable state so it's great that you pointed that out because I think that people underestimate the time and the difficulty that sometimes it can be actually get data in a usable state. Data's the heart of AI. So you need that. For these systems to learn as a government agency adoption of new technologies such as artificial intelligence can bring its own unique set of challenges that sometimes the private sector doesn't always run into. These can be issues around privacy data usage. What can and can't be used where it can be stored so can you tell us some of the challenges you've seen with Ai. Adoption in your agency and how you're overcoming them by the biggest mistake that people do is looking at the technology before they look at the business and the mission of agency. I always say that does no such thing at it. Project and the business project with it components. You have to start with the business. And what are you trying to saw? Most of these challenges that the EPA my experience I've been in a government close to twenty years half awaiting contractor in private industry and also have in federal government. The challenge is not the technology challenges to culture is leaning chain change management and. I don't think we do not a strategic planning. Just because we have one hundred idea doesn't mean we pursued ideas. We need to look at you know strategic planning comes into play. You may have one hundred ideas but you should only pursue one idea through strategic. Planning you know. The first thing is really feasibility studies. I didn't even feasible to at any regression issue. Anani downstream impact. Accountability is big. I think in terms of trying to modernize. Can you prove a concept just because you have this idea? People might think is a crazy idea but if you do it at a tangible way that you could prove that idea is feasible and it's scalable because you wanNA start small and scale that big as well. Sustainability is huge as well just because the project is a success. Doesn't mean that sustainable as your culture your agency your privacy mature enough to take on this new shining toy you know this new technology but the important part is marketability I we. I can't overemphasize that did not marketability is people. Don't think that the government market but you have to market you ideas. You have to win. The hearts and minds of the workforce the people that They coders you have to be able to market in different ways to senior leadership to middle managers workforce. I think culture is the biggest obstacle. But I think doing a thorough strategic planning analysis and putting emphasis on marketability analysis is key and the biggest part of marketability is human design is really engaging the workforce I'll model in terms of accelerated that. We're not building the solution. We are allowing the workforce to go to solution getting them engaged yet here at thoughts and pain point incorporating agile depth. Bob You know building something. Every two weeks and bring him back to them is a Saab issue and we cycled out every two or three weeks and that really is the key of getting people to lean in and to win the heart and mind of people. Yeah that's great. I mean the agile methodology and user centric design and keeping the customer in the loop. And you know being mindful of change management. These are all. It's kind of interesting because we talk about technology as you mentioned is just about managing people and expectations and timeframes and doing things in the right order and methodology right in process. And the thing that you don't get as excited about like you WanNa talk about a and like yes but is five percent process. People and methodology and data like the other ninety five percent. So so that that's great. It's good to hear that agency and it's kind of interesting as a podcast with a with somebody who's part of a large governmental agency. But but this could be an interview with any fortune. Five hundred one thousand and even small medium sized business. Everybody's basically talking using the same language which is which is great to hear that everybody's sort of sort.
"hhs" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Decisions maybe has about one more on the cyber attack on HHS any reason to believe that they were trying to hack into the system and gather information systems and also is there any reason for trying to hack to get information on all for those who do you have any reason to think that it could have been Russia do you have any of any recently was awarded so in the previous twenty four hours we saw a great deal of enhanced activity with relation to the HHS HHS computer systems and website fortunately we have extremely strong barriers we had no penetration into our networks we had no degradation of the function of our networks we had no limitation of our capacity for people to telework we've taken very strong defensive actions the source of this enhanced activity remains under investigation so I wouldn't want to speculate on the source of it but there's no data breach or no degradation in terms of our ability to function and serve our important mission here thank you Mr vice another concern could you speak to that one thing like you said it is very important get out that this is for the next what we're talking about much of what we're talking about is for the next fifteen days my god this represents a tested I've not been tested yet I mean regular consultation with the White House physician and he said I've not been exposed to anyone for any period of time the hood corona virus and that my wife and I have no symptoms but we're checking our temperature regularly every day and will continue to follow guidance which I think may be of a good a good place to land at the end of the day and that is as we expand testing rapidly around the country through the new public private partnership that the president facilitated of we want the test to be available for people who have symptoms of people that who have symptoms and are in vulnerable populations in our health care workers to make sure that they can have the peace of mind that they're doing their jobs and the properly protected and so are our best council the council the experts is if you have a question call your doctor call your healthcare provider asked whether or not you should be tested that's what my family is doing as well let me just emphasize one more point if I can resident as the task force to continuously review the data and the information that we have not only in this country but from around the world to give the best guidance to state leadership and local health care leadership and all of the American people but how to keep themselves and their family and their community safe this guidance for the next fifteen days that is what our experts say is the best opportunity we have to lower the infection rate over the entire course of the corona virus just as the president did by suspending travel from China just as he did with travel advisories and screening from Italy and South Korea a justice we've done with Europe and end at midnight tonight with the UK and Ireland will continue to take very decisive steps to lower the the spread of the corona virus but we want every American to know and we would ask all of all of you in the media just spread the word of the American people that this is advice on behalf of the president the United States to every American what you can do over the next fifteen days to prevent the spread of the corona virus and we're calling on every American to do your part because together we'll get through this and we'll find our way forward.
"hhs" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"HHS and NIH is weekend program it Boseman Lynchburg Ohio and of the god is just a away radio broadcast it is written all the churches of Christ so you it is everyone there for that to hear these words of mine and does them shall be likened unto a wise man who built his house upon the rock it is written and everyone that here at these words of mine and doeth them not shall be likened unto a foolish man who built his house upon the sand it is written and it came to pass when Jesus had finished these words the multitudes were astonished at his teaching for he taught them as one having authority and not as their scribe when he was come down from the mountain great multitudes followed him and behold there came to him a lot for a worship him shares large if thou wilt thou canst make me clean all rounder he stretched forth his hand and touched him saying I will these all made clean I understood where his leprosy was Clinton's and Jesus sales on to him see the old tell no man but go show yourself to the priest that offer the gift that Moses command for a testimony under them.
"hhs" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"With HHS myself personally as a governor abit and several members of our federal delegation all requesting the same thing and that is Texas all of our cities but especially San Antonio needs a heck of a lot more testing and we're requesting that ASAP MetroHealth aims to increase its test capacity to five hundred people by the end of this week and will oversee testing only of local residents the CDC is responsible for testing and treating evacuees at joint base San Antonio Lackland vice president Mike pence as the availability of test kits will dramatically increase one million tests will be sent out this week with another four million on the way meantime president trump says he's looking at tax cuts to help workers and employers affected by the corona virus outbreak resident trump says he's going to work with house Republicans and Senate leadership to come up with a plan to cut payroll taxes to provide what he calls substantial relief the president also says they'll be talking about what can be done to help hourly wage earners in the face of the corona virus battle plus he wants to make sure big and small companies get some help too so that they don't get penalized or something that's not their fault it's not their fault it's not our country's falls one possibility backed by the national association of manufacturers calls for a tax credit for employers who employ workers who were quarantined Texas senator Ted Cruz has company in corona virus self quarantine Arizona congressman Paul Gosar also supported himself over the weekend after exposure to the virus in addition three members of the house of representatives are in the same situation two of who met with president trump beforehand Doug Collins of Georgia shook trump's hand on Friday and that gates of Florida was on Air Force One on Monday California congresswoman Julia Brownlee has also closed her office in DC for the week despite the state Senate canceling committee hearings due to the threat of the corona virus the state house public health committee will meet on that very topic today the state house is expected to be updated on the latest total of confirmed corona virus cases in Texas and the status of those being held at Lackland including information about those from the grand princess cruise ship the inviting testimony includes doctor John Heller stead of the department of state health services the lead agency in the state's response for saying it is the people responding appropriately they have an interest in hand washing and personal hygiene and disinfecting and those are very very powerful tools also we question the status of the stage for additional covert nineteen testing labs that are not yet up and running at the capitol crisp ox news radio twelve hundred W. O. A. R. well travel related cases of covert nineteen the illness linked to the new corona virus have been confirmed in the Houston area in addition of Frisco man who recently traveled to California has a presumptive positive case of the virus making him the first person in Texas don't have potentially contracted the virus within the US another round of primaries is on tap today voters will be casting ballots in Michigan Missouri Mississippi Washington Idaho North Dakota will hold democratic caucuses Michigan has the most delegates up for grabs with one hundred and twenty five the democratic races come down of former VP Joe Biden and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders although Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is continuing her long shot campaign Biden field a huge comeback by sweeping many of the super Tuesday states last week that followed his big one in South Carolina late last month W. away I news time five thirty seven now with breaking crime news from around the country here's Nancy.
"hhs" Discussed on KTOK
"HHS spokesperson told fox news we take all whistle blower complaints very seriously and that they're providing all appropriate protections under the whistleblower protection act from the key okay weather center and the forlorn stormteam waiting here this it'll be sunny today high of sixty five and will drop back to the upper thirties tonight tomorrow mostly sunny to partly cloudy with extreme fire danger we'll have a high around seventy with a low around forty eight and then on Sunday will have mostly sunny skies extreme fire danger a high in the mid seventies with a low in the low fifties for more news listen to the daily died the big news stories explained not shouted listen to the daily diet each day on the I heart radio app or wherever you get your favorite podcasts I'm Jacquelyn Scott news radio one thousand Katie okay newsradio one thousand Katie okay studios or service of universal men's clinic for medical solutions for Edie yellow teeth learn more at universal men's clinic dot com while you're waiting for a sale to buy a mattress your poor back is ready to sell your left leg for some relief a note already save your body and your wallet with mattress warehouse is one year price match guarantee if you find your mattress cheaper anywhere else after buying it from them they'll match the price for the first year plus fifty percent of the different visit a store or shop online at sleep happens dot com and save fifteen percent using.
"hhs" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"Focus is on the kids and providing top quality care for those kids while they're the responsibility of HHS and so- HHS was not involved in the policy planning discussion on this. And. As far as I can tell our focus was solely on. How do we care for the kids that come into our responsibility in our custody? And so I think the media really missed the idea that one HHS was not responsible for the family separations HHS was only responsible for caring for those kids. And then we were given the additional task of having to put the kids back together with the parents when they'd been separated. And so I think that there's been some criticism to go down. I mean, I even received hate mail at the office, literally I received a postcard address to me about, you know, you're an awful person and yada yada, yada related to that was that was what that was in the middle of all of this. I was shortly thereafter. Yes. So I guess by the time the mail screening got done it eventually got to me. But so I got hate mail to you know, and all I was doing day in and day out was literally trying to put kids back together with their parents, which was something. I think everyone the Vaz. Majority of the people that were critical of the policy supported, right? They wanted to kids to get back with their parents. And yet that gets directed at and gets directed at our secretary. There's types of comments it's just inappropriate and it's wrong. I talked to a number of HHS officials during this, and what they were upset about was that some of the images were not accurate there were photos of things were happening DHS and being blamed on HHS cages of children that that was not just those radiate chefs facilities that the kids were being routed through which as horrible to see. It was not accurate to say that there's Richie Justice Hillary's also some of those had existed during the Obama administration and the media had not jumped on the issue at the time. So I think there were some media accuracy issues that I heard and legitimate concerns from your colleagues addiction chess when I was covering these stories. I don't think we have politico. We're trafficking in that as far as I can tell. But on those cable news shows they showed up every night, and it was a very easy way to attack some of the coverage. I don't. Yeah. I don't disagree. I think there's HHS didn't separate the cads first and foremost HHS whose job was to put the kids back together with their parents, which we did in thirty days when they were at hundreds of locations across the country, and the parents were at even more in different locations, logistically speaking, it was incredibly difficult, and I know we're not going to get credit because you create one part of the administration creates a problem, and then the people that fix it or not going to get credit for that. I understand and we we don't need credit. We don't need a slap on the back. But we do need people to understand that we were focused on the care those kids once they came into our custody and getting them back. We did. So in a really expeditious way that I don't think anyone thought was possible myself included at the beginning of it. Hey, it's dead. And we'll get back to my conversation with Chris Megan's in a moment. But first reminder that if you like pulse. Check the podcast, you can get pulse. Check the newsletter inner inbox by signing up for a free subscription at politico dot com slash politico. Pulse..
"hhs" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"But at the end of the day that my job was not to make the policy. I did not have a role in the policy. HHS didn't have the role in the policy and one thing that I think sometimes gets. One thing that I think sometimes gets mis portrayed that HHS did not separate kids recently in a tweet did use on out. You said HHS family separations is one of the things congress is going to look into HHS didn't separate families, and that's really important distinction to make because I think a lot of folks in the media assumed that we were the ones ripping kids from their parents when we weren't at the end of the day when a kid becomes unaccompanied, which is a determination that has historically been made by the H house through interpretations of DOJ policies, then they come to HHS for care. And I think the care of the Justice provided has been really positive for these cuts providing the meals -education recreation time, the shelters really care for these skits. There have been reports though that the shelters have not always kept track of the kids that the kids and their parents were having problems getting reunited, there have been kids who have gotten sick or ill in custody. Well, I think that first off. We've known wherever kid was at a given time. So we these shelters are not jails. Right. There's not barbed wire fences around the outside of them a kid can theoretically try to escape if they want to and go off, and then we'd do the normal process of finding them. But at any given time we knew exactly where those kids were. So this idea that we didn't know where the kids were just factually inaccurate. I've heard your voice before on conference calls with reporters, I repeatedly requested sit down interviews with you and your colleagues so many questions when this was unfolding last summer was denied every time. Why are you doing this interview? Now, that's a great question. I think at the end of the day there were some things my name was associated with the separation policy, and it was a policy that I personally disagreed with. But I think it's important to understand what HHS is role was. And I think a lot of the reporting that went out there kind of missed that HHS did not separate kits period. This was DOJ policy. DHS was trying to figure out how to implement our job is to take care of kits. And we were brought in it Asper, which was not why joined h house, but we were brought in to look for a way to get those kids back with their parents as quickly and as safely as possible in most instances, you know, of the twenty five hundred kids there were separated during the period of time that the court looked at it. There were still in HHS care. There was. The vast majority of them were parents that just wanted to be back with their kids and deserve to be back with their kids. There were some less than a hundred s where we found out. They weren't parents. They may have been a part of human smuggling they could have been child abusers. They could have been, rapists. And I say could have they actually work and had been charged with those things or have been convicted of those things. So we wouldn't have wanted to put those kids back together with those individuals. They're going to be some listeners who remember every twist and turn of this crisis in great detail. There are other listeners who probably haven't thought about this in some time. So let's start with how this unfolded in two thousand eighteen attorney general Jeff Sessions announced the family separation policy in April twenty eighteen two departments as as you've gotten to DHS Owen security, which maintains the border and immigration was involved in separating.
"hhs" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"What you're watching they're just minutes ago cnn witnessed as a child was reunited with her mother they had been separated for two months that child just eight years old the family from tamala tearful reunion there in boston just moments ago just incredible to watch this comes as we learned today just how many children remain separated from their parents after being separated at the border they remember that last week hhs said children like this one or seeing here numbered about two thousand we learned today that that number still around thousand but no exact figures we have some survey she's been covering this story closely sunland you on that call today with the secretary of health and human services alex is are what did you learn certainly interesting jim today we thought we were going to get new and specific numbers the hhs secretary today did give some numbers but they're not a full accounting of what actually is going on at the border today hhs gid gave us some new information they said on currently there are now under three thousand children in total who are still in custody who may have been separated from their parents and that includes one hundred children under the age of five both those are new numbers that we received for the first time today but what's notable here is that this is not a precise tally hsa will not give us an exact figures when reporters tried to pin them down here's the hhs hhs secretary on that call earlier today clear under three thousand i wanna give you an outer bound under rebels and and that is the maximum that it will not be three thousand it will be close to three thousand will be under three thousand now the reason these numbers are important as the last figure that we had was less tuesday that's nine days ago h as then said that two thousand forty seven children were in custody still who had been separated so this new estimate is potentially much higher than that they each techs secretaries today says that that is because a court ordered required officials to go back further and time to comb through thousands of cases to find any separated children not just to focus on the administration zerotolerance polcy so this number here include tolan who were separated before that policy that again started in may and again this gym just highlights the numbers are still very incomplete that we still don't yet have the full scope of what progress is being made if any rianne even these kids with their parents don't know the numbers you can't begin to to start the process of reunification sullen safadi thanks very much let's go now to see this market he's down on the border miguel give us a reality check on what you're seeing down there are are you still are you seeing any reunifications happening or seeing evidence of a plan to do so we we are not but the government says that there is there is great pressure on the trump administration right now to do something hearing that video i'm not seen it yet but that damola mother who was reunited with her son that is what is pushing them to be perfectly clear that woman and her son were reunited not by the trump administration trying to bring families together but by a judge she was re represented by the aclu they force the judge to let her out she then had to go find her own kid go through a process of fixation and then go to boston and that is the result that you see there that's what has activists in lawyers so frustrated and upset about this process that's what has physicians across the us decrying what the trump administration is doing in separating these parents what we do see here on the ground is a crack in the glass tip of the iceberg perhaps several parents have now been granted bond and that is the first step toward what that woman is experiencing once they can make bond fifteen hundred maybe twenty five hundred dollars a ton of money to them then they can get out they can get verified hhs then they have to travel to wherever their kid is that seems to be starting at the same time the trump administration saying those that can't get bond they're going to taint them together until they get their asylum cases settled jen ago marquez at the border now back to the panel now mcgill makes a great point there so that reunification we saw there.
"hhs" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"Of the united states that historically these policies existed under the obama administration but sometimes undocumented families might go to these facilities to pick up the children pick up the the residents of of the centers under the trump administration undocumented folks are scared to go because they know that if they do their information might get shared with some agency that will then try into port them so it is helping stretch how long some of these kids are staying in custody i did some reporting this week with ted hasson on what is happening inside hhs and it's been a really tricky story to get a handle on partly because the h s officials are trying to get a handle on this do one person said with knowledge of what's happening inside just one person set essentially the reporters are about one step behind what people in hhs for finding out here there hasn't been a lot of communication over the past number of months the policy that h has been implementing has been very driven by the white house and that's lead to frustration on the ground for folks who did not sign up to be hhs two separate kids but that's what their jobs have become or they've been fixing this problem that the administration created yeah and i was struck by one line in your story which is terrific and by the way that that really i thought kinda got to this and it said h h s recently tasked its emergency response team which typically handles public health crises to help support the refugee in office an indication that the challenge of quickly reunifying thousands of families of is beyond normal capabilities that just seemed kind of really kind of compelling evidence of how far the mission has been sort of twisted by this emergency situation that we're facing so that office the assistant secretary for preparedness response or asper yeah they're typically tapped when there is hurricane in the southeast or a viral epidemic like a bulla the secretary has a population center not too far from his office that runs twenty four seven to deal with these various crises secretary as our was ducking into that office i mean they're they're now running operations through it there's a photo we had in pulse last week of of the secretary sitting in front of a computer what what he was doing what i found out in our reporting was he was looking through the case files because hhs right now is trying to figure out okay they're twelve thousand kids roughly in our custody total we have been quoting this number about two thousand separated from their parents but the true number may be north of two thousand and that's why they're individually looking through every single case file to identify how the kid got their custody yeah i mean i guess two things one is it's remarkable that secretary as our is kind of engaged at that level of detail you know i can't speak to whether that's wise or not but it seems kind of extrordinary the the the skepticism has been that secretaries are is doing this in part because of the public relations disaster that this has been freight tricia so show him being out there get involved but by the same token people around as our that i've talked to have have essentially said this is not what he wants to be doing secretaries or wants to get back to the mission of lowering drug prices working on healthcare issues and the faster that the agency can do that the better can you explain to me sort of what comes next what are you looking at right now about what comes next what's the significance of that july tenth deadline what are you looking for right now to develop next in this story so i'll talk a little bit about what's happening in dc and then renew should jump in with what's happening around the country specifically texas the judge had ordered that kids younger than than six would be reunited with their parents by july tenth the reality is that probably isn't going to happen hhs is still scrambling understand which kids this involves there was another court ruling this week that changed the status of of who was going to be held in detention and there is some agency dispute over whose job is it to work on reunifying how dhs the department of homeland security work with hhs so i think what we are tracking at least in the dc office is what policies is this administration putting into place at hhs to speed up the.
"hhs" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"Not a proof that language is power and so is organization as early as today the trump administration could announce plans to rename the department of health and human services as part of a broader reshuffling of federal government departments nancy cook white house reporter for politico has been on the team writing about this thanks for coming in out thanks for having me so a reorganization of the government like like what but one of the big parts of this is that the office of management and budget which oversees all the money in the budget of the federal government wants to move all of the entitlement programs to hhs and that's the health and human services department and what that would do would be putting things like the food stamp program underneath hhs and there's a feeling that if the trump administration tries to consolidate sort of where all these programs are originated from that they'll try to lump them into something that is just seen as welfare not something essarily that americans are entitled to like food stamps medicaid all of these programs and there's a worry that it'll just make it easier to cut and your piece suggests they might even change the name of the department of health and human services exactly there's a move potentially to rebrand the the way that hhs is even called and said that it becomes much more of an agencies sort of solely focused on delivering these programs and sort of silent off in that sense hhs is responsible for medicaid and you know we've already seen the administration tried to make tweaks to that by imposing work requirements or allowing states to force medicaid recipients to have to work in if they want to get those health benefits so they might put we don't know but welfare back in the title of whatever this umbrella agency were to become absolutely i we don't know exactly what the title will be but you know part of this is a fight over language some advocates really want these to be called entitlement program.
"hhs" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"To you by the usda hhs on the i'm derek stone with sixty seconds science sports thirty two year old charlotte hornets center dwight howard scored thirty two points and grabbed thirty rebounds spurs the brooklyn nets on march twenty first becoming the second oldest player in national basketball association history to accomplish the feat howard's performance wasn't the best end the thirty points and thirty rebounds category because he made only fifty seven percent of his free throws while making fifty nine percent of eight shots the best performance in this exclusive category belongs to wilt chamberlain who scored fifty three points and grabbed thirty one rebounds purses the philadelphia seventy sixers in nineteen sixty six when he made fifty one percent of his shots and eighty five percent of his free throws i'm derek stone and this is my sixty seconds saad sports this sense constitutional minute is sponsored by the friedman surgical group in lavonia the fourth amendment to the constitution of the united states of america the right of the people to be secure in their persons houses papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated and no weren't show issue but upon probable cause supported by oath or affirmation and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized thank you friedman surgical group for shining a bright light on our american constitution hey y'all watch more listen to this join me radio john d and the greasy skillet each and every week were relieved that top forty interstate and hit those two.
"hhs" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"If some degree of finality and move onto the next one it will kill you and it will break down the flow in the department if you the secretary cannot make decisions based upon the in your own own feelings and what you've learned what are the bold decisions at hhs needs to be making right now the biggest decision really is how do you get drugs to market faster is way too expensive way to overly regulated people want safe drugs but they also wanna be able if they're dying to have the best chance out there to relieve to relieve their pain and be able to give them a better quality of life and i'm never felt that the that fda fda really takes that the hardest bunch of they do scott godly i think is the best he's pushing it but i still think they need to push a lot harder i would think go to face for you for phase one is for safety face to forever phase three is a combination of them will go to the next phase four have phase three slimmeddown but get it to the market and phase for allow people to have the use of that drug for a year and then look at you know what people have taken what the examples have been whether it's been good or bad and then make it a final decision so i'd say face for is something that fda needs to do the department needs to push it and we'd get more drugs to the market faster more drugs to people faster one bold move that hhs has made his or medicaid work requirements instituting work workwise in the medicaid program now is governor of wisconsin when of your signature efforts work harmless and welfare.
"hhs" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"Alec cesar himself that's what i his team that's republicans have been kind of touting his look this is a guy who spent six years in hhs managing uh a broad swath of the agency he knows how to come in how to be the kind of strong leader that hhs needs at this point and so up until up until then it's going to be a lot of kind of waiting and watching an and seeing what happens i think also a lot of this year was spent with so much uncertainty around the future of the aca that it really affected what they could do because remember on january 20th an executive order came down tung hhs to do all they can to undermine the aca and we didn't see at a time out of that actual executive order in part because hhs was waiting to see what congress could do now if they have a new hhs secretary speaking at a year and they can move forward with some strategic direction i think there's some hope in hhs at that will help of course politically a now that republicans on the verge of repealing the mandate it only rea is going to reignite the passion they have for repealing the healthcare law coming back to that effort in graham cassidy next year so there could be even more uncertainty for hhs whom something more for us to to chase in the new year last topic i want to discuss on this podcast and and it's going to be a little bit of a soapbox but i'm going to invoke my right has podcast hosted to occasionally jump on a soapbox and that's about fake news or just accuracy of news them and reporting a topic that i think all of us think about in our daily jobson this week will especially lately will this week was was a big one the raise the project veritas brouhaha at the washington post where the advocacy organization tried to expose the post but an in so doing only expose of the poses drinker he journalism and now running fake stories about ray more other things there is the white house holiday party for journalists as we as we speak i'm guessing neither of you are planning to go.
"hhs" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"And now here's mandy cohen i think of interviewed three people over the past couple of months with the hhs secretary title somewhere in their names kathleen civilias mike levitt now you that is a little bit different north carolina well their national hhs secretary your estate hhs secretary which gets to a question i've always how how how does your job as a state leader differ from say secretary burwell secretary levitt mmhmm um well well scale and scope and both i mean i am so lucky i have the best job i love my job is hhs secretary north carolina um it was different than my that my previous role in the federal government where i was working at the senator medicare medicaid services which i also loved but in the hhs secretary role it's incredible you get to see across so many different program so not just the medicaid program but in north carolina i get to see all the public health programmes we oversee all of the ten if snap lie he program so all of our social service program child protective services which is a new space for me that i've been learning about since i joined the team in north carolina and in north carolina we also run our own safety net hospital system in the psychiatric space and the we have three hospitals and uh eleven uh residential facilities so i also get to must be like a mini ceo of them hospital systems and i actually feel like this role was so perfectly suited for me i'm a physician by training um and so i feel like in this role actually get to use some of my medical skills in a different and more concrete way which i really love.
"hhs" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"I'm dan diamond this is pulse csak in that was president donald trump at a rally in phoenix on tuesday night still upset about the senate's failure to pass the healthcare bill but seen many wouldn't personally name the hold out voters unlike the president we are going to name names were lease named check them on this episode of pulse check new here from former hhs secretary kathleen civilias were reached on the road is she stumped with seve my care about the administration's efforts to pull down parts of the aca but first i grabbed my colleagues russian abroad hanin pulled them go to talk about the latest developments in health policy you'll hear that conversation in a moment just reminder if you like pulse check hopeless keep it going rate us review us sure this podcast with your friends family colleagues who care about the health care fight it still going even if the senate is on recess they will be back soon and dealing with these issues once again and let me know at de diamond at politico dot com were at de diamond on twitter that way you'd like to here and we'd like to hear from on pulse check coming up and with that let's get your watchmen unball i'm joy and once again by politicos paul dump go hello paul i dan and rushing a proud hon hai dan back from watching an eclipse just like me we have big bandages over eyes after stirring for a second i'm going to say i didn't fear my retinas and so i can still do my job but we boost saw the total eclipse who are traveling for it absolutely wise we did not travel together though you are no airline i was an misery when did you get back i got back very late on monday night because the whole travel outside of st louis was so cocked up by i say that on a podcast after the eclipse says weird things to people yeah yeah well intervals was what we say or the amount of travel the people are allowed to do.