Kathleen Sebelius

President Barack Obama, flanked by outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, left, and his nominee to replace Sebelius, current Budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, right,  shares a laugh in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 11, 2014, where he made the announcement. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama announces Sebelius resignation, successor

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law’s comeback after a rocky rollout, even as he nominated a successor aimed at […]

04/11/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Analysis of Kathleen Sebelius’ resignation

For five years, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been a lightning rod for critics of President Obama’s health care law. Today, Obama announces her resignation. Lisa Osborn and Phil Hulett talked with […]

04/11/2014

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 10, 2014, during the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the HHS Department's fiscal Year 2015 budget.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Sebelius resigns after health care rollout fiasco

WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature […]

04/10/2014

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Kathleen Sebelius resigning after rocky rollout of Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from the Obama administration after the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, a White House official said Thursday. Her […]

04/10/2014

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, prior to testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/ J. Scott Applewhite)

Steady health care sign-ups may miss goal of 6M

WASHINGTON (AP) — The administration says President Barack Obama’s health care law made steady progress in February, with more than 940,000 people signing up for coverage. Even so, it’s starting to look like the White House […]

03/11/2014

A computer screen shows a website run by the federal government where people can enroll for health care exchanges. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Insurers allow more time to pay under health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers anxious over tight insurance deadlines and lingering computer problems during the holidays will get extra time to pay their premiums under President Barack Obama’s health care law, insurers announced Wednesday. The […]

12/18/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the implementation failures of the Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Health care signups pick up but may not close gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — With time running short, the nation’s health care rolls still aren’t filling up fast enough. New signup numbers Wednesday showed progress for President Barack Obama’s health care law, but not enough to […]

12/11/2013

Eric Cantor

House OKs coverage plans short of Obamacare rules

WASHINGTON (AP) – Brushing aside a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Friday to let insurance companies sell individual health coverage to all comers, even if it falls short of the required standards […]

11/15/2013

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., holds up a checklist related to the preparation for the implementation of the Obamacare healthcare program, and specifically, the HealthCare.gov website, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama admin. posts low health care signups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Planting a paltry number on a national disappointment, the Obama administration revealed Wednesday that just 26,794 people enrolled for health insurance during the first, flawed month of operations for the federal “Obamacare” […]

11/13/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius applauds as she announces easier access to mental health care during an address at former First Lady Rosalynn Carter's 29th annual mental health policy symposium at the Carter Center on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

New rule demands parity for mental health coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s final: Health insurance companies must cover mental illness and substance abuse just as they cover physical diseases. The Obama administration issued new regulations Friday that spell out how a 5-year-old mental […]

11/08/2013

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