Health and Human Services
Those who fail to sign up for health insurance by next Monday will not be able to enroll until next year and will have to pay a penalty on their taxes.
The Affordable Care Act website has been plagued with issues since going live more than a month ago and new bugs continue to be uncovered.
“I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should,” Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said Tuesday.
Two plans detailing how the state will spend $82.5 million in federal relief for damage caused by Sandy are now available for public comment.
Young teenage girls may soon be able to get the so-called “morning after pill” without a doctor’s or a parent’s permission. A Brooklyn judge dealt the Obama administration a blow, saying age restrictions must go.
The city has launched a new healthy eating campaign in the Bronx that promotes healthy consumer choices at grocery stores in order to crack down on obesity.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan is continuing to speak out against the Obama administration’s controversial birth control mandate a day after Catholic institutions around the country filed a lawsuit against the policy.
The legal salvos have been fired by Catholic institutions across the country. Cardinal Dolan, the President of the U.S. Conference of Bishops, said the plan to force most employers to provide birth control coverage is just not acceptable.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan said the Health and Human Services regulation on providing free contraceptive services to employees of religiously based institutions is a violation of religious freedom.