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.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius writes about the second round of checks going out to seniors who have fallen into the “donut hole” in Medicare prescription drug coverage.
The HealthCare.gov website provides unprecedented transparency into the health care marketplace and empowers consumers by giving them more control over their health care.
HHS Secretary Sebelius gives an update on implementing the Affordable Care Act, including bipartisan meetings, webchats and a new website.
A newly proposed regulation will expand Medicare services, including providing for an annual wellness visit and eliminating out-of-pocket costs for most preventive services.
Secretary Sebelius discusses today’s meeting where experts from both parties discuss ways to ensure that health care reform is implemented as quickly and effectively as possible.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius writes about a new regulation that will expand new consumer protections to all Americans with health insurance, moving us toward the competitive, patient-centered market of the future.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius applauds Pennsylvania Governor Rendell for investigating alarming health insurance rate hikes and reiterates her call for other states to do the same.
President Obama will host a tele-town hall next Tuesday to talk to seniors about the new benefits for them coming into effect under the Affordable Care Act.
HHS Kathleen Sebelius talks about how the Affordable Care Act is helping to create a new tax credit for biotechnology research that will create jobs, save lives, and bring down health care costs.
Secretary Sebelius discusses the anti-health care fraud provisions in the Affordable Care Act.