Democratic congressional leaders, Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Barbara Lee, are calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the findings that show the incidence of breast cancer among Black women is equal to that of white women for the first time in recent history.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW AND EXPLANATIONS INCLUDED! In a major victory for both President Barack Obama and Indiana Governor Mike Pence, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has approved Indiana’s request to utilize the state’s Healthy Indiana Plan for Medicaid eligible persons as Indiana’s effort to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.  HHS […]

In an wide ranging Afternoons with Amos interview, Gov. Mike Pence, fresh from his third State of the State Speech talked about a number of topics in the speech and some others as well. The Governor reinforced his emphasis on Education in this year’s legislative session. Pence talked up his plans to increase by $1,500 […]

Open Enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is going on right now.  And there’s plenty of GOOD NEWS.  The numbers of people signing up in the first weeks is up.  Both renewals of people who signed up last year and new individuals going on line and calling to find out how to […]

One of Indianapolis’ oldest, independent neighborhood health clinics is fighting to stay open to serve low income patients on the city’s near north side. Citizens Health Center at 17th & College is suing the Federal Government, Department of Health & Human Services along with Marion County’s Health and Hospital Corporation charging the agencies are working […]

The landmark health care reform law is now two years old.  One of the centerpieces of President Barack Obama’s first term. Afternoons with Amos talked about the law’s benefits and successes with Dr. Nadine Gracia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services. Dr. Gracia is the point person for Minority Health issues for HHS. […]

Audio Included in Post. Audio©2010 WTLC/Radio One. Health and Human Services Regional Director Crystal Thomas explains to Afternoons with Amos listeners why its important that African-Americans get vaccinated against the H1N1 Flu.