Watchdog Says ‘Persistent Deficiencies’ at Health and Human Services Leading to Shortfalls

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Watchdog Says ‘Persistent Deficiencies’ at Health and Human Services Leading to Shortfalls

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has failed to address dozens of recommendations from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), leading to “persistent deficiencies” that have harmed the nation’s response to COVID, prior infectious diseases and natural disasters, the GAO said in a report released Thursday.

The GAO concluded that HHS failures in the areas of data collection and analysis led to the federal government relying on state and local health department data and therefore making vital public health decisions based on partial or delayed data, according to the Associated Press.

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The report also states that HHS is being placed on the GAO’s High-Risk List, indicating that lawmakers and the executive branch need to pay close attention to how the department operates going forward.

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