Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. HHS' Medicare program is the nation's largest health insurer, handling more than 1 billion claims per year. Medicare and Medicaid together provide health care insurance for one in four Americans."
"About HHC," Department of Health and Human Services website (accessed Aug. 13, 2009)
"The Department of Health and Human Services’ mission is to enhance the health and well-being of Americans by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services."
"Department of Health and Human Services, Fiscal Year 2008 Citizes' Report: Summary of Performance and Financial Results," US Department of Health and Human Services website (accessed Aug. 13, 2009)
Not membership or subscription based
$76.1 billion (2009 appropriations)
Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services
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Secretary appointed by the President of the United States