Summary: With the admission this week by former Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that the Obamacare program “has a very bad brand” comes the realization that sometimes, a tarnished brand’s only recourse is a name change. This is not a new phenomenon.
Former Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the deeply unpopular Obamacare program is working but needs a name change. "Obamacare, no question, has a very bad brand that has been driven intentionally by a lot of misinformation and a lot of paid advertising," said Sebelius on Wednesday. Show More Summary
Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor and Obamacare architect who recently made headlines when a video was unearthed of him saying that the law’s backers relied on “the stupidity of the American voter” in order to pass the law, is set to estify...Show More Summary
Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw the botched ObamaCare rollout as the now-former head of the Department of Health and Human Services, took some responsibility for the disastrous debut in an interview with USA Today. "I was the CEO of a big company with an important rollout," she said. Show More Summary
Former Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Tuesday that passage of the highly unpopular Obamacare program has revealed Americans' ignorance about health insurance. "One of the things that we have learned...Show More Summary
According to an article this morning on CNN.com, former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said that “she never worked with Gruber ‘personally’ though he worked ‘with a number of our agencies.’" Jonathan GruberShow More Summary
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.