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New HHS secretary nominee already under GOP fire

New HHS secretary nominee already under GOP fire

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- The new nominee for HHS secretary, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, is already taking fire from Republicans saying that she will use the "numbers" to boost Obamacare.
Aileen Graef
Kathleen Sebelius explains resignation, admits Obamacare launch was 'terribly flawed'

Kathleen Sebelius explains resignation, admits Obamacare launch was 'terribly flawed'

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- The outgoing secretary of health and human services appeared on "Meet the Press" after announcing her resignation on Thursday.
Kate Stanton
Obama announces budget chief to replace Sebelius [WATCH LIVE]

Obama announces budget chief to replace Sebelius [WATCH LIVE]

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- President Obama will nominate budget chief Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the Secretary of Health and Human Services to succeed Kathleen Sebelius.
Gabrielle Levy
Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns over Obamacare rollout

Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns over Obamacare rollout

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- President Obama will reportedly nominate OMB Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace her.
Kate Stanton
Sebelius: 'We definitely saw Galifianakis bump' on Obamacare

Sebelius: 'We definitely saw Galifianakis bump' on Obamacare

March 31 (UPI) -- Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says President Barack Obama's appearance on "Between Two Ferns" caused a "bump" in healthcare enrollment.
Aileen Graef
Sebelius marks fourth anniversary of Affordable Care Act

Sebelius marks fourth anniversary of Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- Since the Affordable Care Act was went into effect last Oct. 1, more than 5 million U.S. adults signed up for private health insurance, officials say.

White House: Cost-sharing healthcare subsidies won't be cut

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- Obamacare subsidies aimed at reducing co-pays and other expenses for the poor will not be subject to across-the-board U.S. budget cuts, officials say.
4.2 million signed up for health insurance, 4.4 M on Medicaid

4.2 million signed up for health insurance, 4.4 M on Medicaid

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- The five-month total for enrollment in private U.S. health insurance via the online health insurance marketplace reached 4.2 million in February, officials say.
About 4 million signed up for private health insurance online

About 4 million signed up for private health insurance online

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Approximately 4 million U.S. adults signed up for a private health insurance plan via the online federal and state marketplaces since October, officials say.
United States joins 26 nations to hasten fighting infectious diseases

United States joins 26 nations to hasten fighting infectious diseases

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The United States made a commitment with 26 countries and health organizations to accelerate progress in fighting infectious diseases, an official said.
27 percent of January online marketplace enrollees ages 18-34

27 percent of January online marketplace enrollees ages 18-34

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Twenty-seven percent of U.S. adults who selected health insurance on the federal online marketplace in January were ages 18 to 34, officials say.

8 in 10 uninsured Latinos eligible for gov't help

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says eight in 10 Latinos lacking health insurance are eligible for Medicaid or other government programs.
New HHS rule gives patients better access to test results

New HHS rule gives patients better access to test results

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has strengthened patients' rights to access laboratory test reports, the head of the department says.

Obama tells Fox News no corruption in IRS scandal

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said Sunday the IRS targeting scandal involved "bone-headed decisions" but "not even a smidgen of corruption."
Little Sisters jab, still no KO

Little Sisters jab, still no KO

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. Supreme Court order late last month protecting the Little Sisters of the Poor from the immediate effects of the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate is being hailed as a triumph for the religious order. But the outcome may leave the average person wondering what has been gained.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
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Kathleen Sebelius (pronounced /sɨˈbiːliəs/; née Gilligan, born May 15, 1948) is an American politician currently serving as the 21st Secretary of Health and Human Services. She was the second female Governor of Kansas from 2003 to 2009, the Democratic respondent to the 2008 State of the Union address, and chair-emerita of the Democratic Governors Association.

Sebelius was born Kathleen Gilligan and reared in Roman Catholic family in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended the Summit Country Day School in Cincinnati and graduated from Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. with a B.A. in political science. She later earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Kansas. She moved to Kansas in 1974, where she served for eight years as a representative in the Kansas Legislature and eight years as Insurance Commissioner before being elected governor.

Sebelius is the daughter of former Democratic Ohio Governor John J. Gilligan, and thus they became the first father/daughter governor pair in the United States after her election. Following passage of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, she pointed out another father-daughter connection: her father had been in the House of Representatives when Medicare was originally passed in 1965.

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