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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
- March 16, 2011 at 3:08 PM EDT
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talks about the open government efforts underway at her department.
- March 10, 2011 at 5:31 PM EDT
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 12:56 PM EDT
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.
- December 10, 2010 at 2:55 PM EDT
A new analysis shows how the Affordable Care Act is making a difference in California.
- November 10, 2010 at 4:47 PM EDT
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius writes on the first ever comprehensive tobacco control plan.
- November 3, 2010 at 3:23 PM EDT
Learn more about tax credits made possible by the Affordable Care Act that will help save lives and create jobs.
- October 1, 2010 at 6:00 AM EDT
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius explains how HealthCare.gov is getting better. For the first time, price estimates for private insurance options are available, allowing consumers to easily compare health insurance plans and get the information they need to take more control over their health care.
- August 27, 2010 at 12:02 PM EDT
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses ongoing work to strengthen the Gulf's health care infrastructure since Hurricane Katrina, including providing millions of dollars to increase access to quality care and supporting community health centers that are delivering medical and mental health services to nearly 300,000 local patients.
- August 18, 2010 at 4:49 PM EDT
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, seniors can expect almost no change Medicare prescription drug plan premiums in 2011 despite major improvements in drug coverage.
- July 14, 2010 at 10:01 PM EDT
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius details how the Affordable Care Act helps give Americans access to preventative care like regular checkups, immunizations and prenatal care.