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Christina Wilkie

Sebelius: Remaining At HHS 'Wasn't An Option' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who resigned on Thursday, said Sunday that staying in the job following...

Friday Talking Points -- Happy 50th, Civil Rights Act Of 1964!

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week was a big week for women's rights, as the Senate pushed for an Equal Pay Act to celebrate Equal Pay Day. It was filibustered, which just goes to show that one party cares about women's rights and one party clearly does not.

Kathleen Sebelius' LGBT legacy

Sean Cahill, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sean Cahill, Ph.D.

As researchers, providers, and policy advocates for LGBT health and HIV issues, we at The Fenway Institute are very grateful to Secretary Sebelius for her incredible leadership on our issues. Here are just a few things that happened under her five years at the helm at HHS.

Obamacare Deadline Day Countdown: Ask Sec. Sebelius A Question On HuffPost Live

Posted 03.28.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Heath and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will join HuffPost Live on March 31 at 10:15am, the Affordable Care Act deadline day. If you ...

Such Fail: HHS Adopts Stray Doge To Hawk Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

No, this article will not start with a series of fragmented sentences expressing mock enthusiasm. Because if there was any question the "doge" meme ha...

Kathleen Sebelius Answers Parents' Obamacare Questions On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.18.2013 | Parents

With the deadline for initial enrollment in Obamacare approaching, Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius joins HuffPost Live at 9:30 ...

Affordable Care: A Disappointment So Far

Jim Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jim Moore

The damage to the average citizen's barely tepid faith in the government's ability to deliver on its promises has taken yet another blow to the body public. It's no wonder we're all disappointed.

Obama Administration: Insurance Must Cover Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration announced new rules on Friday that will require insurers to cover the treatment of mental health and substance abuse in the s...

Friday Talking Points -- Two Obama Promises

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Although it's been a week heavy on Obamacare, we're going to (mostly) look forward this week, to the upcoming budget battles. Because buried in the Obamacare stories this week was one very important bit of news.

Newt Gingrich Calls Kathleen Sebelius A Worse Liar Than Nixon

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) took to Twitter Wednesday morning to attack Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ testim...

Friday Talking Points -- Monkey Business

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This may be the quotation of the week, from Representative Frank Pallone, describing the House "Obamacare Is So Very, Very Bad" hearings held this week.

What Do Socialists Think of Obamacare?

Michael Smerconish | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

You know who should be angry about Obamacare? Real socialists. The tea party opponents of the Affordable Care Act promised them a government incursion that the new law does not deliver.

Obama Should Admit Defeat on Morning-After Pill

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's tough when even some Republicans are making more sense on an issue than the president. This is a losing battle for Obama, because the harder he fights it the more he's fighting against his own stated views on science and politics.

Duped Again on Emergency Contraception

Michael Halpern | Posted 07.07.2013 | Science
Michael Halpern

A few weeks ago, I celebrated as a federal judge ordered the FDA to make "Plan B" available over the counter without restrictions. I thought that the judge's ruling would provide the Obama administration with political cover. Surely they would respect the decision. I was wrong.

Plan B's Plan B

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Obama administration is trying to have it both ways on the "morning after" pill, and by doing so is taking a firm anti-scientific stand for irrationality. But Obama promised us all, in his first campaign, to do away with having politics dictate federal scientific policy.

Friday Talking Points -- Corporations Are People, Mitt?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: the Iowa straw poll is meaningless. The Republican debate last night in Iowa wasn't as meaningless, but will also soon be forgotten.

Lucia Graves

Medicare Expands Coverage To Help Seniors Quit Smoking | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Medicare coverage for seniors trying to quit smoking has been expanded to include those who have not already been diagnosed with a tobacco-related dis...

Lucia Graves

Sebelius: Health Care Reform 'Puts Women Back In Control' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius spoke Thursday afternoon at the annual luncheon for the National Partnership for Women a...

Ryan Grim

Sebelius To Insurers: It's Over, You Lost, Stop Looking For Loopholes | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kathleen Sebelius warned the insurance industry Monday not to look for loopholes in health care legislation and informed it that she will be writing r...

Kathleen Sebelius LIVE March 17 Health Care Q&A

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is taking questions submitted by Americans from across the country on Wednesday. Users are invit...

Jason Linkins

Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi Tossed From AHIP Conference, Returns As Batman (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last week, our own Sam Stein reported that a crew from "The Daily Show" was out at the Ritz Carlton hotel, interviewing attendees of last week's AHIP ...

Jason Linkins

Kathleen Sebelius Went Soft On Insurers, Not That Anyone Noticed | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Kathleen Sebelius's meeting with health insurance executives was pre-sold as something of an epic clash, with the HHS Secretary striding into the lion's den to battle the largest interest group arrayed against health care reform and to offer them some stark choices. Funny thing, though! The battle didn't exactly play out as expected. Sebelius deviated dramatically from the prepared remarks blasted around to reporters -- and at one key moment, rather than firing shots, Sebelius buckled.

Sam Stein

Kathleen Sebelius Pushes Health Care Reform In Front Of Insurance Companies (SPEECH EXCERPTS) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking before a crowd of insurance industry officials on Wednesday, President Obama's chief health care aide Kathleen Sebelius argued that they shou...

Sebelius Expects Democratic Health Care Plan By Monday

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius stressed the importance of reaching an actionable plan for health care reform at a news conf...

David Axelrod On H1N1 Vaccines: 'We Overpromised'

NPR | Weekend Edition Saturday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Axelrod, President Obama's senior adviser, says the administration based its predictions about how many doses of the H1N1 vaccine would be avail...