Key posts vacant as U.S. battles swine flu

Key posts vacant as U.S. battles swine flu

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- Key U.S. federal health and emergency response jobs remain vacant as the Obama administration addresses its response to the global spread of swine flu.

Bush will sign CPSC reform bill

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush will sign the Consumer Produce Safety Commission bill passed by Congress once he gets it, a White House spokeswoman said Thursday.

Analysis: Indonesian-U.S. bird flu sharing

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- A row involving Indonesia, the United States and the World Health Organization over the sharing of bird flu virus samples is jeopardizing the global early warning system for a potential influenza pandemic and putting lives at risk, say experts and officials.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

U.S. calls for bird flu virus sharing

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- U.S. health chief Michael Leavitt called on Indonesia to resume regularly sharing samples of new avian influenza viruses with the World Health Organization.

Romney attends Mormon leader's funeral

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney left the campaign trail Saturday morning to attend the funeral of Gordon Hinckley, the Mormon president and prophet, in Salt Lake City.

Bush names seven appointees

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush Wednesday appointed seven members to the Advisory Council to the Board of Governors of the American Red Cross.

Bush outlines product, food safety changes

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Safety measures for imported and domestic goods and broader powers for a federal watchdog agency were unveiled Tuesday by U.S. President George Bush.

Dems want product safety chief to resign

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said Tuesday the head of the nation's product safety agency should step aside.

38 arrested in Medicare fraud probe

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Officials at the U.S. Justice and Health and Human Services departments said they have arrested 38 people suspected of defrauding Medicare.

Democrats complain about Medicare handbook

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Congressional Democrats in Washington are criticizing a new Medicare handbook they feel is weighted toward private insurance plans.

U.S. plans Medicare payment cuts

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- Doctors, hospitals and patient groups are bracing for possible cuts in Medicare payments to hospitals for some treatments and technologies.

Medicare payment to hospitals to be posted

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- U.S. consumers will now be able to find out how much Medicare pays to hospitals for 30 common procedures including heart surgeries. The effort by the Bush administration is designed to help consumers compare the price and quality of healthcare, reports th

Woman sues FDA over mercury fillings

CHICAGO, May 2 (UPI) -- An Illinois woman has filed suit demanding that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration prove mercury tooth fillings are safe or ban them, a report said.

Bush to push Medicare Part D enrollment

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- About 2 million U.S. seniors have signed up for Medicare's Part D drug coverage in the past month, bringing the total number of enrollees to 7 million.

Some healthcare costs head to public eye

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- The Bush administration is backing a plan to make public how much the government pays hospitals and doctors for common procedures, a report said Tuesday.
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Michael Leavitt
Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt answers a question regarding the future of health care ITat the American Hospital Association's annual membership meeting on May 2, 2005 in Washington. Leavitt said one of the major goals of his job will be to connect IT systems amoung the many American Health-Care providers...(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)

Michael Okerlund Leavitt (born February 11, 1951 in Cedar City, Utah) is an American politician. He served as the Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2005 to 2009.

Leavitt graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics and business from Southern Utah University and married Jacalyn Smith. They have five children.

Leavitt is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Michael Leavitt."
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