More HHS Articles

  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell's Senate confirmation likely but hurdles remain

    House and Senate Republicans have been mostly silent about the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to succeed Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary, but they will likely have a lot to say when her confirmation hearings begin in May. With Obamacare at the center of a...

  • Departure of Kathleen Sebelius is a wake-up call from the Obamacare nightmare

    The announced departure of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius marks the end of a chapter of American history. Sebelius, aside from President Obama, has been the most prominent public face on the signature initiative of the administration - the Affordable Care Act. The question before Americans...

  • New 'face,' but some old problems for 'Obamacare'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Abruptly on the spot as the new face of "Obamacare," Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political. Burwell, until now White House budget director, was named by President Barack Obama on Friday to replace Health and Human Services Secretary...

  • HHS rule would further tighten noose on individual insurance market

    President Obama's health care law vastly expanded the role of the federal government in regulating health insurance, a job that has traditionally been left to state governments. Fearing that individuals might exploit an exception in the existing regulations, the Department of Health and Human...

  • Obama taps Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head HHS, thanks Kathleen Sebelius for historic role

    President Obama announced the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to become the new secretary of the Health and Human Services Department on Friday and said goodbye to departing Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who he said will "go down in history" for her work in expanding access to health...

  • Examiner Editorial: Dems can say Obamacare debate is over, but wait until midterm elections

    President Obama recently declared the national debate on the Affordable Care Act — aka Obamacare — to be officially over because 7.1 million people have supposedly enrolled in the program. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius updated the enrollment figure Thursday to 7.5...

  • With Kathleen Sebelius' exit, Obama aims for Obamacare reset that won't come easy

    President Obama accepted Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' resignation earlier this week and will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her Friday morning in an attempt to turn the page on the tumultuous beginning of the...

  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell confirmation hearing should focus on vast powers of HHS secretary position through Obamacare

    After President Obama's health care law passed in March 2010, I dubbed Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius the "Empress of Obamacare" given the vast powers granted to her under the new law. Now, after wielding that power through the tumultuous rollout of the health care...

  • HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigning after rocky health care law rollout

    A White House official says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from the Obama administration. Sebelius' resignation could set the stage for a contentious election-year confirmation hearing for whomever Obama nominates to replace her. Sebelius has served as HHS...

  • Sebelius: 7.5 million now signed up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Enrollment for the president's health care law has grown to 7.5 million Americans, the Obama administration announced Thursday, handing President Barack Obama and the Democrats bigger coverage numbers to tout in the face of election-year attacks. Sign-ups for the law stood...

  • Kathleen Sebelius: Obamacare enrollment at 7.5 million

    Sebelius told the Senate Finance Committee that 400,000 people signed up last week to add to the 7.1 million who completed applications before the March 31 deadline.

  • HHS updates Medicare enrollment rules for same-sex couples

    The Department of Health and Human Services said that the Social Security Administration would now be able to take applications for special enrollment periods for Medicare Part A and Part B and reduce late penalties for some eligible same-sex couples.

  • Jay Carney: Obama maintains full confidence in Kathleen Sebelius

    On Tuesday, as the administration celebrated exceeding the 7 million mark in Obamacare sign-ups, the president's spokesman reiterated President Obama's strong support for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Sebelius has spent the last six months under fire for the rocky...

  • Medicare incorrectly dishes out nearly $8 million to hospitals, watchdog finds

    Wrongly coded patient visits caused Medicare to overpay hospitals nearly $8 million, an inspector general's report has found. After sampling 110 random line items from hospitals around the country, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's IG found that only two were correct. Thus, the IG...

  • Kathleen Sebelius: Insurers say 80 to 90 percent have paid Obamacare premium

    In an interview, Sebelius dismissed suggestions that the figure was low, as some critics have suggested. The Obama administration is rushing to sign up more consumers on the last day of open enrollment.



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