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
- August 1, 2011 at 3:58 PM EST
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 4:08 PM EST
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 11:48 AM EST
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 12:11 PM EST
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 3:21 PM EST
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 11:27 AM EST
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 8:41 AM EST
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.
- March 16, 2011 at 2:08 PM EST
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talks about the open government efforts underway at her department.
- March 10, 2011 at 4:31 PM EST
The Departments of Health and Human Services and the Treasury proposed rules outlining the steps States may pursue to move forward on their own strategies to ensure that all of their residents can obtain high quality, affordable health care.
- February 28, 2011 at 11:56 AM EST
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius discusses President Obama's support for a legislative proposal that would allow states that choose to do so to develop health reform models for their states as soon as 2014 so long as they meet certain criteria.