Topic: Health Care

Federal Judge Rejects Administration’s Argument for Withholding Communications with Congress about ACA Sabotage

April 2, 2019
In a major win for transparency, a federal judge rejected an argument the administration was using to withhold communications about executive branch options for weakening the Affordable Care Act.

Complaint: American Oversight and Sunlight Foundation v. HHS – Web Information Removal

March 8, 2019
American Oversight and the Sunlight Foundation's lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services to shed light on why the agency removed information about lesbian and bisexual women’s health, as well as breast cancer, from an HHS website.

Watchdogs Sue HHS Following Women’s Health Website Overhaul

March 8, 2019
American Oversight and the Sunlight Foundation today sued the Department of Health and Human Services to shed light on why the agency removed information about lesbian and bisexual women’s health from an HHS website.

HHS Secretary Azar Calendars Show Multiple Meetings with Conservative Health-Care Groups

March 1, 2019
American Oversight obtained HHS Secretary Alex Azar’s and Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan’s calendars, both of which show a number of meetings with conservative and anti-Affordable Care Act (ACA) groups. See who they've been meeting with.

New Lawsuit Seeks HHS Communications with Anti-Abortion Groups

February 21, 2019
American Oversight sued the Department of Health and Human Services to shed light on the influence that anti-abortion groups, including Alliance Defending Freedom, the Center for Medical Progress, Americans United for Life, the Heritage Foundation, the Family Research Council have had on agency policy.

HHS Records Regarding Communications Between Seema Verma and Dennis Smith

September 21, 2018
HHS records in response to our FOIA request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for all communications between CMS Administrator Seema Verma and Dennis Smith of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Records include email correspondence between March and July 2017, including 6 emails from Smith to Verma regarding thoughts and suggestions on healthcare legislation, Medicaid, and Arkansas-specific concerns.

HHS Records Regarding CMS Administrator Verma’s Involvement in Medicaid Applications by Kentucky, Indiana, and Iowa

September 12, 2018
Health and Human Services (HHS) records in response to a FOIA request seeking records reflecting involvement by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma in Medicaid applications of Indiana, Iowa, and Kentucky. This document includes one email from a lobbyist whom Verma had previously met with in Kentucky.

Motion: American Oversight v. HHS and OMB – Health Care Emails

July 10, 2018
American Oversight motion asking the court to dismiss the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means from our Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking the release of Trump administration health care communications.

No Records Response from HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Reflecting Involvement by Seema Verma in Medicaid Waiver Applications by Indiana

May 2, 2018
No records response from Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in response to a FOIA request seeking records related to Seema Verma's involvement in any pending Medicaid waiver applications by Kentucky, Indiana, and Iowa.

HHS Headquarters Visitor Logs

April 3, 2018
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) paper visitor logs for the headquarters building in Washington, DC. The records are handwritten sign-in sheets covering the time period from March 2017 through mid-March 2018.