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Kathleen Sebelius was sworn in as the 21st Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on April 28, 2009. Since taking office, Secretary Sebelius has led ambitious efforts to improve America’s health and enhance the delivery of human services to some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations, including young children, those with disabilities, and the elderly.
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
- April 14, 2010 at 6:41 PM EDT
Secretary Sebelius takes your questions on health reform.
- April 7, 2010 at 2:48 PM EDT
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius lays out the facts on early retirees and health reform and announces a webchat to take your questions.
- March 15, 2010 at 5:55 PM EDT
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius applauds another step towards finalizing health reform.
- March 4, 2010 at 6:53 PM EDT
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reports on her meeting with health insurance executives to get answers about recent large increases in health insurance premiums across the country.
- February 19, 2010 at 4:17 PM EDT
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius takes a hard look at what health insurance companies are doing to their customers, with latest news affecting seniors as well.
- February 12, 2010 at 6:00 PM EDT
Department of Health and Human Services issues over $750 million in grants as a federal initiative to help doctors adopt electronic medical records.
- February 9, 2010 at 6:34 PM EDT
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses what alarming insurance premium hikes in California show about the need for reform.
- February 4, 2010 at 3:00 PM EDT
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses the successes in getting children ensured and the redoubled efforts to get coverage for every eligible child.
- January 28, 2010 at 11:00 AM EDT
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talks about the aggressive new effort with Attorney General Holder to crack down on fraud in our health care system.
- January 16, 2010 at 1:00 PM EDT
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses the newly launched Facebook challenge.
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