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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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  • Obama names Sylvia Burwell to take over healthcare law implementation

    WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and competent" to run the next phase of his...
  • Barbara Shelly: Give Kathleen Sebelius credit � she survived the furnace

    So this is it for Kathleen Sebelius. The former Kansas governor apparently will officially announce her resignation as U.S. health and human services secretary on Friday. The headlines make her sound like a combat casualty, ending her "stormy tenure"...
  • Stand up to help your health

    Sitting all day at a desk or lounging for hours in front a computer or TV may not only leave you feeling achy and stiff, but it could also cause lasting damage to your health. Obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease have all been associated with...
  • Sebelius quits as health and human services secretary

    WASHINGTON Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resigned, ending a turbulent five-year tenure during when she become the public face of the troubled federal health insurance marketplace, HealthCare.gov. A statement from HHS confirmed...
  • Health chief Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw Obamacare rollout, resigns

    WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, who helped guide the rocky and controversial rollout of President Obama's landmark health law, has resigned as Health and Human Services secretary after more than five years. In her place, the president plans as...
  • Obamacare and its effect on women's health

    Obamacare and its effect on women's health
    Meg Finnegan thought she might never be able to afford to have a baby. Finnegan, who is self-employed and has a pre-existing medical condition, was having trouble finding health insurance at all, let alone a policy that would cover pregnancy and...
  • A life deserved [Commentary]

    My daughter, Tatyana McFadden, was born with a disability — an underdeveloped spinal cord that resulted in paralysis below her waist — in St. Petersburg, Russia. She fought for her life then, and later, with the same determination, for her...
  • Ten ways to make the Affordable Care Act better

    The Affordable Care Act's first enrollment period has just ended, and despite a slow start, the first enrollment period was a significant success. More than 7 million people gained private health coverage through the new marketplaces. Additional...
  • Obama Administration Rolls Back Proposed Medicare Advantage Cut

    The Obama administration on Monday rolled back some of the more controversial cuts proposed for privately managed Medicare health plans used by the elderly following pressure from insurance companies and lawmakers. The Centers for Medicare and...
  • Hobby Lobby doesn't have religious rights

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. Let's concentrate for a moment on the "Inc." part. Hobby Lobby is a for-profit corporation selling arts and crafts. It is asking the court to declare that its...
  • Private charity can't replace government social programs

    As often happens when the financial demands on government social programs rise, there's been a lot of talk lately about the need to return to the traditional American system of community and faith-based help for the needy: charity, not government...