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Stories with person: Kathleen Sebelius
  • President defending health law good for some Dems 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:57 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's full-throated defense of his health care overhaul seems perfectly timed for Democrats who want their party to embrace the law more enthusiastically.

  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:20 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

  • Sebelius: Health care launch 'terribly flawed' 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:43 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's timeline for having ready the new health care law's online sign-up system "was just flat out wrong," outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview that aired Sunday.

  • Obama taps budget guru, technocrat for health job 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:53 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Sylvia Mathews Burwell, nominated to run "Obamacare," would bring a wealth of expertise in economics and government management to one of Washington's toughest jobs, even though she has little direct experience in the health care industry.

  • Utah Gov. says Medicaid negotiations progressing 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:37 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says talks with federal officials over a Medicaid expansion plan are progressing.

  • Sebelius: Work at HHS is the 'cause of my life' 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 11:29 am
  • WASHINGTON - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (seh-BEEL'-yuhs) says the government is making "tremendous progress" toward fixing what she called a broken health system.

  • Top-paid Medicare doctors say they have reasons 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:42 pm
  • WASHINGTON - How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare?

  • Health care bill helps add 3 million to Medicaid 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 2:09 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Three million Americans signed up for Medicaid under President Barack Obama's new health care law as of the end of February, the administration said Friday, offering its first full accounting of how much the safety-net health program has grown since implementation of the law.

  • W.Va. leaders oppose cuts to black lung clinics 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:26 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Members of West Virginia's congressional delegation have joined Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in questioning a sharp drop in federal funding for the state's black lung clinics.

  • FDA approves easy-to-use heroin overdose antidote 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Friends and family will be able to take the first step to save a loved one from an overdose of heroin or powerful painkillers called opioids.

  • Wyoming Catholic College opposes mandate 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 1:22 pm
  • CASPER, Wyoming - Wyoming Catholic College is temporarily exempt from providing contraceptive coverage in its employee health plans while it fights the mandate in court, according to officials with the college in Lander.

  • Nebraska is new front in battle for control of GOP 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:18 pm
  • ELMWOOD, Nebraska - Compared with the acrimonious primary campaigns elsewhere, the race for the GOP Senate nomination in Nebraska sounds like two nice guys running for local Rotary Club president.

  • Deadline arriving for health insurance sign-ups 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 5:50 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Renewed computer glitches and a spring blizzard Monday threatened last-ditch efforts to sign up people in South Dakota for the new federal health law.

  • Missouri health policy enrollment to miss goal 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:26 pm
  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Last-minute efforts across Missouri were expected to boost the number of consumers gaining coverage through the new federal health insurance law, but organizers said they still don't expect the state to hit anticipated enrollment targets.

  • Rural residents confront higher health care costs 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 2:23 pm
  • DENVER - Bill Fales wanted a new baler and a better irrigation system for the 700-acre ranch where he raises grass-fed beef cattle, but he scrapped those plans when he saw his new health insurance premiums.

  • Sebelius: Texas opposition hasn't helped sign-ups 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 5:59 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Political opposition in Texas to the federal health care overhaul hasn't helped enrollment numbers that lag behind expectations as next week's deadline to sign up looms, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Friday.

  • Obama says more than 6M signed up for health care 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 4:58 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Back on track after a stumbling start, President Barack Obama's heath care overhaul reached a milestone Thursday, with more than 6 million Americans signed up for coverage through new insurance markets.

  • Shaheen urges feds to expedite Medicaid waivers 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 9:05 am
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is urging federal authorities to expedite approval of the waivers needed to implement New Hampshire's plan to use Medicaid funds to buy private insurance for 50,000 poor adults.

  • Senators seek cancer study of Lejeune water 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 7:36 pm
  • CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina - North Carolina's two U.S. senators say a federal health agency should conduct a cancer incidence study for the groundwater contamination at Camp Lejeune (luh-JERN').