As part of the historic Affordable Care Act, she implemented reforms that ended many of the insurance industry’s worst abuses and helped millions of uninsured Americans get health coverage. She also worked with doctors, nurses, hospital leaders, employers, and patients to slow the growth in health care costs through better care and better health.
Under her leadership, Secretary Sebelius ensured that HHS was committed to innovation, from promoting public-private collaboration to bring life-saving medicines to market, to building a 21st century food safety system that prevents outbreaks before they occur, to collaborating with the Department of Education, to help states increase the quality of early childhood education programs, and give parents more information to make the best choices for their children.
Secretary Sebelius served as Governor of Kansas from 2003 until her Cabinet appointment in April, 2009, and was named one of America’s Top Five Governors by Time Magazine.
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius's Posts
- February 4, 2014 at 5:50 PM EST
As we join with President Obama in making 2014 a Year of Action, I want to take this opportunity to invite you join in a Google Hangout on Wednesday, February 5 at 3pm to discuss our progress and our challenges as they relate to health and human services in the African American community.
- January 10, 2014 at 3:58 PM EST
The Obama administration has worked to create more opportunities for people with disabilities and older adults to access the benefits of community living -- like living in a place of their own choosing with people they care about, having a job, and participating in community life.
- December 31, 2013 at 12:40 PM EST
January 1 marks not only the beginning of a New Year, but an exciting new day in health care as millions of Americans will now be able to access care, thanks to the coverage they found at the Health Insurance Marketplace.
- October 24, 2013 at 11:35 AM EST
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius joins with the White House in celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness month and is reminded of the tremendous impact the Affordable Care Act has on the lives of American women.
- October 1, 2013 at 9:40 AM EST
The Health Insurance Marketplace opened for business -- where Americans can compare options, see if you qualify for lower costs, and select coverage that will begin as soon as January 1, 2014.
- September 30, 2013 at 7:10 PM EST
Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius wants moms across the country to understand the new opportunities for their families as we approach the beginning of open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace.
- September 23, 2013 at 3:15 PM EST
On October 1, 2013, open enrollment begins in the Health Insurance Marketplace, a new, simpler way to purchase health insurance. On January 1, 2014, coverage begins for those who signed up by December 15, 2013.
- September 17, 2013 at 12:14 PM EST
Throughout the Administration, we operate on the fundamental belief that every American deserves equal opportunity, equal protection, and equal rights under the law. That’s why the Affordable Care Act is so important for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans.
- September 13, 2013 at 11:05 AM EST
- August 26, 2013 at 4:00 PM EST
When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at the March on Washington, he described a “fierce urgency of now.” He reminded a divided nation that we need one another, and that we are stronger when we march forward, together. A half century later, Dr. King’s words have renewed meaning.