As part of the historic Affordable Care Act, she is implementing reforms that have ended many of the insurance industry’s worst abuses and will help 34 million uninsured Americans get health coverage. She is also working with doctors, nurses, hospital leaders, employers, and patients to slow the growth in health care costs through better care and better health.
Under Secretary Sebelius’s leadership, HHS is 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.
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Secretary Kathleen Sebelius's Posts
- 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.
- August 9, 2013 at 12:30 PM EST
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 1:37 PM EST
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 4:15 PM EST
On the 48th anniversary of Medicare, Secretary Sebelius discusses its importance.