health and human services

Federal judge blocks HHS 'conscience rule' for health care workers

A federal judge in New York has blocked the Department of Health and Human Services' so-called conscience rule, which lets health care workers who cite moral or religious reasons opt out of providing certain medical procedures, such as abortion, sterilization and assisted suicide.

Trump admin may remove transgender health care protections

The Trump administration may soon introduce proposed regulations that could allow health care providers, hospitals and insurers to discriminate against transgender patients, according to equality advocates. They say officials at the Department of Health and Human Services are rewriting an Obamacare rule that exists to provide protection.

House Dems prepare to grill Trump admin on family separation

The debate over the Trump administration's controversial "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which resulted in thousands of children being separated from their parents last year, is set to ignite Tuesday when the House Judiciary Committee holds its first hearing on the issue.