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
- February 2, 2012 at 11:25 AM EST
In 2011, about 3.6 million people with Medicare benefited from donut hole discounts—saving a total of $2.1 billion, or an average of $604 per person.
- January 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM EST
HHS is using the "rate review" tool that is part of the Affordable Care Act to highlight unreasonably high rate increases that would affect nearly 10,000 residents across five states
- December 29, 2011 at 2:33 PM EST
Con la llegada del Año Nuevo, queremos tomarnos un momento para reflexionar sobre el progreso que hemos hecho en el 2011.
- December 28, 2011 at 12:06 PM EST
Here are eight important ways that you or your family might have benefited from the health law in 2011.
- December 16, 2011 at 4:19 PM EST
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 9:56 AM EST
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 9:42 AM EST
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 6:00 AM EST
There are resources available to help the 46 million Americans who are hooked on tobacco put down cigarettes for good
- November 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM EST
Retailers play a vital role in protecting kids from deadly tobacco.
- November 9, 2011 at 12:52 PM EST