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
- September 8, 2011 at 12:38 PM EDT
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announces guidance for enforcing new rules that give all patients, including those with same-sex partners, the right to choose who can visit them in the hospital.
- August 3, 2011 at 5:55 PM EDT
For the first time ever, HHS is adopting a new comprehensive set of guidelines for women’s preventive services that builds on and fills the gaps in existing preventive services recommendations for women’s health. Together, these guidelines will help ensure that women stay healthy at every stage of life.
- August 1, 2011 at 6:52 PM EDT
El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos anunció pautas nuevas ayudando a que las mujeres se mantengan saludables en todas las etapas de sus vidas, y que tengan acceso a los servicios médicos preventivos que necesitan sin tener que hacer pagos compartidos de su propio bolsillo.
- August 1, 2011 at 4:58 PM EDT
Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, announces new guidelines that eliminate barriers to services that can help keep American women healthy, ensuring affordable, quality healthcare for all women.
- July 13, 2011 at 5:08 PM EDT
Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, announces the launch of a technology challenge to develop an innovative software application that provides young adults with tools to help prevent domestic violence and abusive relationships.
- June 21, 2011 at 12:48 PM EDT
The Food and Drug Administration unveils new warning labels that will appear on every pack of cigarettes and every advertisement, sending a strong message about the dangers of smoking.
- May 13, 2011 at 1:11 PM EDT
This year's Social Security and Medicare Board of Trustees reports show that Medicare and Social Security are strong, but there is far more work to be done.
- May 5, 2011 at 4:21 PM EDT
Vote on submissions for the Healthy Living Innovation Awards, a program designed to foster the spread of effective, community-based efforts that employ innovative approaches to promote healthy weight, physical activity, and nutrition.
- April 25, 2011 at 12:27 PM EDT
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius discusses the ways the Administration is working to help every American with autism achieve their full potential.
- March 24, 2011 at 9:41 AM EDT
As part of the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Secretary of Health and Human Services talks about the law's benefits for women's health care.