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  • 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.

  • US health secretary: Nations cannot ignore disease

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Health is the "great global connector" and ignoring disease in other nations will punish people everywhere as the world increasingly is connected by air travel and food transported across the globe, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday....

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • It's time for White House to start sweating over legal challenge to Obamacare subsidies

    As the U.S. Supreme Court weighed the constitutionality of a contraception coverage mandate Tuesday morning, a federal appeals court heard a separate legal challenge that could have much more sweeping implications for the future of President Obama's health care law. And if the oral arguments...

  • HHS requires insurance companies that cover spouses to recognize gay marriages

    Insurance companies that provide plans covering spouses must extend that coverage to couples in gay marriages, according to a new rule from the Health and Human Services Department. "In other words, insurance companies will not be permitted to discriminate against married same-sex couples when...

  • In jam over Obamacare, Dems don't know which way to turn

    When it comes to Obamacare, many Democrats take comfort in polls showing a small majority of voters, or at least a plurality, oppose repealing the Affordable Care Act. To them, that proves the Republicans' do-away-with-it position is out of sync with voters as this November's midterm elections...

  • HHS unable to determine who has paid for Obamacare health insurance plans

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a House panel Wednesday that nobody knows how many Obamacare enrollees have actually paid their health insurance bills. “People are buying a product in the private market,” Sebelius told the House Ways and Means Committee, which...

  • Monthly Obamacare signups lagged projections in four of five months

    Enrollment in insurance plans through President Obama's health care law is trailing expectations -- and this cannot be explained away by the early technical problems that plagued the program's rollout.

  • Push for universal pre-K seeks to federalize 4-year-olds

    Will America be a better and freer country three decades from now if the children who turn four in this decade spend most of their waking hours with members of a government teachers union rather than with their moms?

  • Washington will never work until bureaucrats know they can be fired tomorrow

    Are liberals really incapable of governing because they are blind to the inherent flaws of massive bureaucracies? National Review Online's Jim Geraghty makes a persuasive case today for that proposition. "In most professions, when you end up spending ten times what you budgeted, the...



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