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A Med-Mari Challenge to HHS
Advocates petition the feds to change their tune on medical marijuana
"...correct misinformation disseminated regarding medical use of pot. "[The] HHS repeatedly misstates the scientific evidence and ignores numerous reports..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Web-Washing at the HHS
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services appears once again to be removing material from its Web site that doesn't agree with conservatives
"...Christian right-wing Family Research Council penned a letter to HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, complaining about the inclusion of substance..."

April 14, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
More HHS Web-Washing?
"...U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson after HHS removed from the Centers for Disease Control and National..."

Jan. 10, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Bad Medicine?
If Austin's Public Clinics Go Private, the Poor Could Suffer
"...under the Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department (HHS). Although Linda may eventually qualify for welfare and Medicaid,..."

Nov. 22, 1996 News Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Power Assist
Who's Who
"...council member's patience. Goodman wants about $1 million from HHS to provide a day-care center for city employees and..."

Aug. 27, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Follow the Money
City attempts to keep up with growing need for services
"...certainly played a role in the final budget (the HHS budget, which encompasses a variety of community services, including..."

Oct. 23, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Liability Claim Filed Against Lakeway Hospital
Rawney McVaney's story continues
"...in the absence of a correction plan acceptable to HHS, the hospital would potentially be subject to termination from..."

Sept. 21, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

What APA! Wants, APA! Gets
APA! needs a home, and council appears inclined to give it one
"...of that meeting and the beginning of the council HHS meeting two weeks later, the deal up and vanished,..."

March 30, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Proposed Animal Shelter Move Gets Community Howling
Plan to move ailing Town Lake Animal Center to East Austin creates strange bedfellows
"...the city's website has the shelter incorporated into the HHS campus, along with walking trails and a sports field...."

June 15, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Where Has All The Money Gone?
Most of the city's General Fund is spent on things City Hall doesn't want to cut.
"...More than half the city's HHS General Fund spending goes to low-income health care (8.8%..."

May 30, 2003 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...of the Travis County/Austin Health and Human Services Department (HHS) turned in her resignation last week announcing her decision..."

Aug. 23, 1996 News Feature

Take Two Aspirin and Ping Me in the Morning
Heath care: an oral future
"...the department. You have to keep in mind that HHS is inclusive of the National Institutes of Health, the..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

City Hall Hustle: Mo' Money
As the budget year ends, council reshuffles the last few cards
"...Item 24, and that by moving them out, additional HHS funds had been freed up, to the tune of..."

Sept. 23, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Sunset Shuffle
Legislature moves the massive Health and Human Services review back two years
"...conference committee substitute for HB 1959 is to push HHS back to 2013. In turn, it brings several agencies..."

May 31, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Anti-Abortionists Want More Health-Care Money
New threats to women's health care emerge in both Texas and D.C.
"...and others without other access to health care. Now HHSC has included in its biennial request additional funding for..."

Sept. 5, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Fam-Planning Uproar
Array of organizations signs on to letter urging Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt to reconsider appointment of pro-life, anti-contraceptive doctor to be deputy assistant secretary for population affairs
"...including several likely to head up committees that oversee HHS funding and operations – also voiced concerns about Keroack's..."

Dec. 1, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Wack-Ass Keroack, Part Three
"...including several likely to head up committees that oversee HHS funding and operations - also voiced concerns about Keroack's..."

Nov. 22, 2006 News Post by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Clubs and bars confused and wary about enforcement
"...Shannon Jones, assistant director of HHS' Public Health Division, told me, "We expect a sizable..."

Sept. 2, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

"Please, Sir, I Want Some More"
The legislative budget process is leaving buckets of blood on the floor.
"...to meet Gov. Perry's mandate to cut 12.5% from HHS programs for the 2003-04 biennium. Just the headline number..."

March 7, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Bottom of the Budget Barrel
City Hall scraped to the bone; now it cuts into it.
"...controversial budget moves consolidate and re-deploy staff in the HHS's youth-employment and child-care programs. While Futrell and HHS director..."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Use Only as Directed
Patenting the Formula
"...Officer (her name is Cora Wright, and she was HHS's lead staffer on the Chestnut project). The fact that..."

Aug. 20, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Have Nots
One Family's Plight
"...costs of poor, non-Medicaid patients, too, says Austin/Travis County HHS financial officer Mike Abkowitz, so maximizing Medicaid receipts essentially..."

March 12, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Assisted Suicide?
The Demise of the Clinics
"...ahead looks mighty rough, and Health and Human Services (HHS) Director Sue Milam proposes a full-body physical of the..."

Aug. 2, 1996 News Column by Alex de Marban

Council: Proposed Budget Takes the Stage
City manager and budget staff lay out FY 2017 budget
"...• Community Services (Parks, Libraries, HHS, etc.): 21.9%..."

July 29, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

A Back Door Ban on Abortion?
Senator would regulate clinics as surgical centers
"...Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, and chair of the HHS Committee hearing the bill, asked. Indeed, "every woman should..."

March 20, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

$1 Million: The Next Price Tag on No-Kill
The new Austin Animal Center is overflowing with animals
"...in the stray- and surgery-holding areas. At last week's HHS meeting, Council Member Mike Martinez referenced anonymous statements from..."

July 27, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"..."Fluoridation Under the Microscope," Nov. 12, 2010). The joint HHS/EPA announcement reiterated claims that fluoridation prevents tooth decay but..."

Jan. 14, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

The New Texas Family Planning
Slashed budgets and anti-abortion politics undermine women's health care
"...would look like is unknown – and to hear HHS Commission spokesman Jeff Wool tell it, the state isn't..."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Monkey Law
While the city keeps dogs and cats on a tight leash, monkeys, along with other wild pets, swing under animal control's radar
"...no surprise that a lemur might be swinging under HHS's radar screen. Although Austin/Travis Co. requires owners to register..."

Aug. 5, 2005 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...for Accenture positions or for a slew of new HHS jobs to open as part of reforms to the..."

July 8, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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