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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 21, 2012 at 6:48 PM EDT
When doctors and hospitals use Health IT, it reduces errors, cuts paperwork, and lowers costs. Over the past 3 years, the Obama Administration has made it a top priority to make it easier for doctors and hospitals to adopt Health IT.
- February 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM EDT
A new report reveals that 86 million Americans have benefited from the Affordable Care Act's prevention coverage improvements.
- February 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM EDT
In response to an aging population and a disease that afflicts 5.1 million Americans – devastating the lives of the individuals suffering from it and placing strain on their families and loved ones – the Administration proposes a historic $156 million investment to combat Alzheimer's disease.
- February 2, 2012 at 12:25 PM EDT
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 2:00 PM EDT
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 3:33 PM EDT
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 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