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
- August 9, 2013 at 1:30 PM EDT
Como madre y abuela, entiendo como la voz de una madre es crítica para mantener la salud de su familia—y también lo es después de que sus hijos se convierten en jóvenes adultos. Y como voz confiable en las vidas de sus hijos, las madres pueden desempeñar un papel vital para correr la voz acerca de nuevas opciones emocionantes para una cobertura de salud asequible y de calidad que estará disponible este otoño para sus hijos y otras familias en sus comunidades.
- August 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM EDT
And as a trusted voice in the lives of their children, moms can play a vital role in getting the word out about the exciting new options for affordable, quality health coverage becoming available this fall for their children and other families in their communities.
- July 30, 2013 at 5:15 PM EDT
On the 48th anniversary of Medicare, Secretary Sebelius discusses its importance.
- July 19, 2013 at 6:24 PM EDT
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently visited leaders and members of the Navajo Nation in Arizona to discuss health care.
- May 28, 2013 at 12:15 PM EDT
Data that support medical decision-making and collaboration, dovetailing with new tools in the Affordable Care Act, are spurring the innovation necessary to deliver improved health care for more people at affordable prices.
- April 10, 2013 at 1:21 PM EDT
President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget includes a critical $205 million investment in programs to help identify mental health concerns early, improve access to mental health services and support safer school environments, and invests $30 million in tools and research that will expand our understanding of gun violence prevention, including key mental health issues.
- March 22, 2013 at 11:55 AM EDT
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius lays out the path going forward with the Affordable Care Act and the new healthcare marketplaces.
- March 21, 2013 at 10:56 AM EDT
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses ways health reform has lowered the cost of healthcare for seniors.
- March 20, 2013 at 11:30 AM EDT
On the third anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius lays out some of the ways in which health reform has lowered costs.
- March 19, 2013 at 4:15 PM EDT
The Department of Health & Human Services is celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and Americans are better protected consumers from abusive insurance company practices.