Topic: Health Care

More Examples of Personal Email Use and Heavy-Handed Outside Influence at the VA

August 13, 2019
New documents provide further examples of the influence that outside groups and individuals — including three members of Mar-a-Lago resort — have exerted on the nation’s veterans policy.

FOIA to HHS Seeking Communications Between Surgeon General Adams and E-Cigarette Manufacturers

August 9, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Health and Human Services seeking documents, including emails and meeting materials, reflecting any communications between Surgeon General Adams and e-cigarette manufacturers.

FOIA to HHS Seeking Communications Between Surgeon General Adams and Anti-Vaccination Groups

August 9, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Health and Human Services seeking documents, including emails and meeting materials, reflecting any communications between Surgeon General Adams and anti-vaccination groups.

FOIA to OMB Seeking Documents Related to Harmful ACA Rule Changes

July 26, 2019
FOIA to OMB seeking decision memoranda, analyses, and emails related to the decision to change ACA premium indexing methodology and thereby raise costs for millions of consumers.

FOIA to Health Care Agencies Seeking Documents Related to Harmful ACA Rule Changes

July 26, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking decision memoranda, analyses, and emails related to the decision to change ACA premium indexing methodology, effectively raising costs for millions of consumers.

Documents Reveal Extent of Koch-Funded VA Privatization Group’s Influence

June 4, 2019
The high-level influence within the Trump administration of the Koch-funded Concerned Veterans for America — which pushes for privatization of the VA — is evident in hundreds of pages of public records.

Trump Administration Appeals Court Decision Ordering It to Turn Over Communications with Congress About ACA Sabotage

May 30, 2019
This spring, a federal judge rejected a Trump administration argument for withholding communications about weakening the Affordable Care Act. Now the administration is appealing that decision.

HHS Records Related to Pregnant Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors in Federal Custody

April 4, 2019
Health and Human Services records related to pregnant unaccompanied immigrant minors in Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) custody. These records were produced between July 2018 and March 2019 pursuant to a FOIA request by watchdog group Equity Forward. American Oversight represented Equity Forward in its FOIA litigation.

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.

HHS Calendars of Former Secretary Tom Price in 2017

March 26, 2019
Calendars of former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price covering the months of March through September 2017.