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  • Health chief Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw Obamacare rollout, resigns

    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...
  • Obama names Sylvia Burwell to take over healthcare law implementation

    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...
  • Commentary: Tragedy requires us all to become first responders

    Another killing at Ft. Hood, Texas, reminds us that these horrific acts of violence can occur anywhere, at any time, even on a secured Army post. Sadly, the shootings also highlight that our responsibilities as citizens have changed forever. These events...
  • Obama names budget chief as new health secretary

    Obama names budget chief as new health secretary
    By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and as...
  • Sebelius praises Obamacare, concedes rollout was botched

    Sebelius praises Obamacare, concedes rollout was botched
    WASHINGTON -- Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Sunday that the health insurance exchanges that are now up and running across the country have given uninsured Americans a true choice of insurance plans with price...
  • 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...
  • U.S. agencies face battle to draw millennials into workforce

    U.S. agencies face battle to draw millennials into workforce
    As a government and politics major at the University of Maryland, Joe Chapman knew he might end up working for the federal government. "It was not always at the top of my list for a career, but it was among the places that I knew I was going to shoot...
  • Only Parents Can Keep Children Off Path To Obesity, Ill Health

    Only Parents Can Keep Children Off Path To Obesity, Ill Health
    When parents dream of a future for their children, it doesn't include diabetes, strokes, heart disease, osteoarthritis or several types of cancers. Those are a few of the severe ailments that the federal Centers for Disease Control attribute to adult...
  • Critics call Obama funding plan for health insurer losses a 'bailout'

    Critics call Obama funding plan for health insurer losses a 'bailout'
    The Obama administration has quietly adjusted key provisions of its signature healthcare law to potentially make billions of additional taxpayer dollars available to the insurance industry if companies providing coverage through the Affordable Care Act...
  • Health insurance reduces deaths, new Massachusetts study shows

    Health insurance reduces deaths, new Massachusetts study shows
    Giving more people health insurance could save tens of thousands of lives nationwide in the coming years, a new analysis of data from Massachusetts, whose trailblazing reforms became the model for President Obama’s health law, suggests. Throughout...
  • Massachusetts study suggests health insurance saves lives

    Massachusetts study suggests health insurance saves lives
    Giving more people health insurance could save tens of thousands of lives nationwide, according to a new analysis of data from Massachusetts, whose reforms became the model for President Obama's health law. Throughout the national debate over the...