Ranking below him (or above; half glass full, guys) are former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, and former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.
About four months after Kathleen Sebelius stepped down from one of the most politically challenging posts in the Obama administration, we're starting to get a feel for how her successor will run the show. The new Health and Human Services secretary, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, this week delivered her first speech directly addressing the Affordable Care […]
Sam Brownback facing off with voters For decades, Kansas has had a significant Republican base. Although they've had a few Democratic governors like Kathleen Sebelius, and an occasional congressional representative like Dennis Moore, the state has long hovered in deep red territory. As Republican Gov. Show More Summary
On January 1, the day that Obamacare’s primary insurance coverage expansion mechanisms kicked in, former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius submitted a letter to the president. On the very first page of the letter,...Show More Summary
“There are now 22 million people with affordable coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act, and that’s a big deal and that number will grow.” — Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, in a speech at the Aspen Ideas Festival, June 27, 2014 This number — 22 million — is an interesting figure […]
Hours after the Supreme Court knocked down Obama’s contraception mandate with regard to Hobby Lobby and other small business owners, there seems to be silence from the architect of this mandate, former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The last post on her twitter is from June 9th – so far she has not tweeted anything about […]
On Friday, former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius traveled to Aspen, Colorado where she sat down for an hour-long conversation about her career — with a major focus on the Affordable Care Act — with Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson as part of the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Friday at the Aspen Institute, CEO Walter Isaacson hosted "A Conversation with the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius." He asked why the Affordable Care Act had become so partisan and the former Health and Human Services Secretary refused to take any responsibly claiming the administration reached out to Republicans during the bill-writing process. Show More Summary
If you’re thinking “anyone but Obama, Democrats, and herself,” you’d be correct (Daily Caller) Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took aim at her “hostile” right-wing opponents Tuesday, in her first...Show More Summary
Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke today at a conference for health care advocacy group Enroll America, and as she talked about the issues surrounding Obamacare in its first few months of implementation, she took a shot at conservative pundits and Republican politicians who've been trying to throw the whole thing out.
The dying girl who needed a lung transplant and only had weeks to live is now breathing on her own after HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius infamously denied her one. After getting the transplant she desperately needed, the little girl is doing much better. Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl dying of cystic fibrosis, received national […]
Sylvia Mathews Burwell is taking over the leadership of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from Kathleen Sebelius, and the two women had very different career trajectories to the cabinet-level position. Kathleen Sebelius started her career with the government of the State of Kansas. Show More Summary
Republicans used the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as an opportunity to bash Obamacare, and they hinted that they would make confirmation of her successor—Sylvia Mathews Burwell—a major headache for President Obama and Harry Reid. Show More Summary
In a 78-17 bipartisan vote, lawmakers approved Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace outgoing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
On Thursday afternoon the Senate voted to confirm Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the incoming Secretary of Health and Human Services, replacing Kathleen Sebelius after a dramatic tenure that included an historically disastrous launch of the federal health care exchange website along with a significant expansion of health coverage. Despite what many feared would be a [...]
HMM: Who will replace Shinseki? Five possible picks. Missing from this list is Phil Bredesen, who was nearly chosen to head HHS in 2008, only to be beaten out by Kathleen Sebelius, who brought more #waronwomen points. I’ll bet Obama wishes he’d chosen differently, now.
Defense, United States of America The surprising thing isn't that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki resigned today but that he didn't do so sooner. Like Kathleen Sebelius, he is another Obama administration appointee who simply lacked the management skills to run a large organization. Show More Summary
With members of Congress increasingly calling for the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, it’s hard not to compare his position with former Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the wake of the troubled — to put it nicely — rollout of HealthCare.gov last fall. And when you compare them, one thing becomes obvious: Shinseki’s […]
Just like Kathleen Sebelius with Obamacare, V.A. chief Eric Shinseki now embodies the VA scandal. The longer he stays in office, the bigger the target on his back.
When Health and Human Services Secretary (HSS) Kathleen Sebelius announced her pending resignation earlier this year, President Obama nominated Sylvia Matthews Burwell, who currently serves as the head of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to be her replacement. Show More Summary