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
- June 28, 2010 at 11:06 AM EST
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.
- June 17, 2010 at 3:50 PM EST
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.
- June 14, 2010 at 12:57 PM EST
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.
- June 11, 2010 at 12:53 PM EST
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.
- June 4, 2010 at 2:08 PM EST
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.
- May 21, 2010 at 11:44 AM EST
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.
- May 13, 2010 at 2:59 PM EST
Secretary Sebelius discusses the anti-health care fraud provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
- April 22, 2010 at 9:27 AM EST
Secretary Sebelius explains how health reform creates an early retiree reinsurance program to help employers provide valuable coverage to retirees.
- April 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM EST
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talks about continuing efforts to make it easier for young adults to be on their parents' plan, one of the immediate benefits of health reform.
- April 14, 2010 at 5:41 PM EST
Secretary Sebelius takes your questions on health reform.