This is incredibly sad, outrageous or corrupt, depending on where you sit, but it is being reported that Kathleen Sebelius has been asking health insurers to help fund the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Last year’s health care reform law promised to address the problem of the hundreds of thousands of patients killed each year by professional error. Outside groups were to be allowed to analyze hospital conditions and publicly report on the quality of care. But new rules proposed by ... (more)
Health insurance companies may soon be required to provide women with free birth control among other services, as part of the health care law passed last year. On Tuesday an independent panel of health specialists released its recommendation concerning services under the law.
Addressing an important rights issue, President Barack Obama has written a memo ordering hospitals in the U.S. to grant to gay and lesbian partners the same visitation privileges already enjoyed by married heterosexual couples.
In a rare moment of on-air candor, Stephen Colbert consults with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius about the situation in Haiti and learns a very important texting trick that viewers can use to send money, now, to add to the earthquake relief effort.
Let’s try this again, shall we? Tom Daschle didn’t make the cut, but President Obama has a new contender for secretary of health and human services. Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who may be vulnerable to attacks on the abortion issue, faces a potentially challenging confirmation process.
Memo to anyone still angling for a top position in the Obama administration: Pay your taxes. Tom Daschle is the latest political player to find himself out of the running—in his case, to head the Department of Health and Human Services—after tax issues came to light.
Those famous “multiple Democratic sources close to the transition” have revealed three more members of Barack Obama’s Cabinet: Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle as secretary of health and human services, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as chief of homeland security and Obama’s billionaire buddy and top fundraiser Penny Pritzker to head the Commerce Department. Update: Pritzker is out.