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.
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius's Posts
- December 28, 2011 at 1:06 PM EDT
Here are eight important ways that you or your family might have benefited from the health law in 2011.
- December 16, 2011 at 5:19 PM EDT
The Startup America Policy Challenge calls for new ideas from innovators and people across the country about how to knock down barriers to encourage more entrepreneurial innovation in several areas, including Health IT. Share your ideas with us on Quora.
- December 14, 2011 at 10:56 AM EDT
The provision in the Affordable Care Act allowing young adults to remain on their parents’ health insurance until age 26 has resulted in 2.5 million young people gaining coverage, according to analysis based on new data released today by the National Center for Health Statistics.
- December 6, 2011 at 10:42 AM EDT
New data released today shows how millions of seniors have gotten cheaper prescription drugs and free preventive services, thanks to the Affordable Care Act
- November 17, 2011 at 7:00 AM EDT
There are resources available to help the 46 million Americans who are hooked on tobacco put down cigarettes for good
- November 8, 2011 at 5:04 PM EDT
The Department of Health and Human Services will implement new rules that will require all Head Start grantees that fail to meet a new set of rigorous quality benchmarks to compete for continued federal funding.
- November 1, 2011 at 2:22 PM EDT
Software innovators harness the power of mobile technology to help prevent dating violence and abuse by keeping young adults connected to trusted friends and providing easy access to important resources for help including local police and abuse hotlines.
- October 31, 2011 at 2:30 PM EDT
We cannot control the factors that cause prescription drug shortages. But we are committed to doing our part to counteract them. Which is why President Obama signed an Executive Order today that will lead to earlier FDA notification of any impending shortages for certain prescription drugs.
- October 3, 2011 at 6:47 PM EDT
Breast cancer remains one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers among American women and despite remarkable advances in treatment and prevention, it remains the second leading cause of cancer death
- September 21, 2011 at 12:50 PM EDT
A new report from the National Health Interview Survey shows that about one million more young adults have health care coverage compared to a year ago thanks to a provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows young adults to stay on their parents’ plans until they turn 26.
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