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Medicare Trustees’ Report

Today, the Medicare Trustees met and released their annual report detailing the state of Medicare.

"It’s a wake up call for everyone who is concerned about Medicare and the health of our economy. And it’s yet another sign that we can’t wait for real, comprehensive health reform."
--Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

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Reports on National Healthcare Quality and Health Disparities

The two annual reports indicate that patient safety measures have worsened and that a substantial number of Americans do not receive recommended care.

"The status quo is unsustainable and we cannot allow millions of Americans to continue to go without the care they need and deserve."
--Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

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Acting Surgeon General Galson's Message about the H1N1 Flu


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Acting Surgeon General Dr. Steven K. Galson explains what you can do to prevent the spread of the flu in this public service announcement. Learn more about what you can do to stay healthy.


H1N1 (Swine) Flu Investigation

The CDC is actively investigating human cases of influenza A (H1N1) in several states and is working closely with Canada, Mexico and the World Health Organization. The CDC is continuously updating its investigation information.

As with any infectious disease, CDC recommends that people should take everyday preventive actions.

Read the WHO report.

Public Health Emergency declared nationwide involving Swine Influenza A. Press Release

Questions and Answers on H1N1 (Swine) Flu

Health Reform

President Obama is committed to working with Congress to pass comprehensive health reform this year in order to control rising health care costs, guarantee choice of doctor, and assure high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more at

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May 12, 2009
Sebelius Statement on New Medicare Trustees’ Report

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued the following statement regarding the new Medicare Trustees’ report. A joint statement regarding the report from the Medicare Trustees is also available at   More...

May 11, 2009
HHS Makes Funding Available to Strengthen Non-Profits, Faith Based Groups

The Department of Health and Human Services today announced the availability of grants worth $50 million from the Strengthening Communities Fund, a new fund created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.   More...

May 11, 2009
Secretary Sebelius Announces HHS Office of Health Reform Personnel

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius today announced the establishment of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Health Reform.  More...

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Of Interest: Spring Storms

tornado April showers bring May flowers. Sometimes those showers are not gentle rain, but thunderous and deadly storms. Whatever spring weather comes your way, be sure you are prepared to weather the storm.

  • Tornadoes — When there are thunderstorms in your area, listen for announcements of a tornado watch or warning and know what to do when a tornadoes strikes.
  • Floods — You may have to evacuate if your area floods. Be prepared and watch for information from your local authorities.
  • Wildfires — Wildfires often begin unnoticed and spread quickly. Reduce your risk by preparing now — and practicing wildfire safety.

Learn more about preparing for and responding to Severe Weather.

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