Alex Azar

Feds tell states to give COVID-19 vaccine to anyone over 65 in bid to speed rollout

BY: - January 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — The President Trump administration on Tuesday directed state officials to expand who is getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and announced that all available doses will be distributed to states instead of holding back a reserve of follow-up doses. Under the policy changes outlined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, states should begin […]

Whitmer slams Trump admin’s refusal to expand health coverage during COVID-19

BY: - September 9, 2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday released a scathing rebuff of President Donald Trump’s inaction on health care protections during the COVID-19 pandemic, after an administration official denied the request of 12 governors to establish a special Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment period for uninsured individuals. “The Trump administration’s cruel and inexplicable refusal to expand health […]

Feds coming to Grand Rapids area to monitor coronavirus, Whitmer says

BY: - July 14, 2020

Updated 5:06 p.m. 7/14/20 with comments from HHS As Michigan’s coronavirus numbers have generally been ticking up, the Grand Rapids region has caught the eye of federal officials. Kent County, home to Grand Rapids and much of the surrounding area, has 5,399 cases and 142 deaths, as of Monday — the fourth-most cases and deaths […]

AG takes on Trump admin. for not opening Obamacare enrollment during COVID-19

BY: - June 23, 2020

The President Trump administration, which backs a lawsuit to kill the Affordable Care Act (ACA), refused to open up enrollment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is leading a coalition fighting that in court. Nessel and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra lead coalition of 14 attorneys general in filing an amicus […]

Updated: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 25, SOS stops walk-in appts. 

BY: , and - March 13, 2020

Updated, 9:06 p.m., 3/13/20 with nine new cases There are new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by a new coronavirus, reported in Michigan as of Friday evening. That has brought the total of presumptive positive cases up to 25, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).* Coronavirus information can be […]