UNITED STATES—The United States Department of Health and Human Services has introduced its new strategic plan for 2018-2022. The new plan is to improve healthcare for all Americans from conception to death.
The previous version stated: “HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving Americans at every stage of life.”
The new strategic plan has changed several words in its definition of conception of life.
The new plan states, “HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities serving Americans at every stage of life, beginning at conception.”
“HHS is dedicated to reforming, strengthening, and modernizing the Nation’s health care system. By creating greater affordability and balancing spending, strengthening health care quality, and patient safety. Improving access and expanding choices, and investing in the health care workforce, HHS seeks to improve health care for people we serve as beneficiaries, enrollees, patients, or consumers, our ultimate goal is to improve health care outcomes for all people, including the unborn across healthcare settings,” states the HHS on its website.
The new wording to the Third Strategic Goal reads:
“A core component of the HHS mission is our dedication to serve all Americans from conception to natural death, but especially those individuals and populations facing or at high risk for economic and social well-being challenges through effective human services.”
Former HHS Secretary, Tom Price recently resigned. Teresa Manning is serving as deputy assistant secretary for population affairs, overseeing the federal funding for family planning programs, and Charmaine Yoest, former President for Americans United For Life, serves as assistant secretary of public affairs.