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 Sebelius explains how health reform creates an early retiree reinsurance program to help employers provide valuable coverage to retirees.
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.
Secretary Sebelius takes your questions on health reform.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius lays out the facts on early retirees and health reform and announces a webchat to take your questions.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius applauds another step towards finalizing health reform.
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.
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.
Department of Health and Human Services issues over $750 million in grants as a federal initiative to help doctors adopt electronic medical records.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses what alarming insurance premium hikes in California show about the need for reform.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses the successes in getting children ensured and the redoubled efforts to get coverage for every eligible child.