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Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Fighting a National Epidemic by Investing in Prevention

Steven J. Stack | Posted 04.27.2017 | Healthy Living
Steven J. Stack

Recently, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia M. Burwell announced significant cost-savings from the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), and groundbreaking steps HHS will likely soon take to extend the program to Medicare beneficiaries at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Attention Medicare Recipients and Advocates: Get Face to Face with a new Paperwork Mess

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics
Steve Landers MD,MPH

The Menendez/Roberts fix offers a ray of hope. But, more members of Congress must sign on to make this happen. If you are concerned about home health quality and access for yourself or your loved ones please urge your Senators and Representatives to take action.

US Dietary Guidelines: Historic Battle for People and Planet

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.08.2016 | Politics
Christiana Wyly

Never before have the dietary guidelines garnered so much public attention, and for good reason.

A New Place to Call Home

Peak Johnson | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Peak Johnson

The idea of having a wellness center placed in the heart of North Philadelphia had first come to Sister Mary Scullion, Executive Director of Project HOME, when civic leader Stephen Klein had approached her about building a community center.

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Enrollments Hit Nearly 12 Million, Top Health Official Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Close to 12 million people are covered by health insurance plans purchased from an Obamacare exchange, Health and Human Services Secreta...

On the 50th Birthday of Medicare and Medicaid, We're Stronger Thanks to the Affordable Care Act

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

The Affordable Care Act is the biggest coverage expansion in 50 years and is contributing to bringing health cost growth under control.

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Sign-Ups Reach 6.4 Million

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business

Enrollments via the federally run Obamacare health insurance exchanges on HealthCare.gov surged leading up to a big deadline last week and reached alm...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Sign-Ups Near 500,000 After First Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business

More than 460,000 people enrolled in a private health insurance plan on the federally run Obamacare exchanges in 37 states during the first week of th...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Train Not Wrecking As Sign-Up Period Kicks Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business

MANASSAS, Virginia -- The website hasn't crashed, government officials aren't scrambling, and Americans are actually using the Obamacare exchanges to ...

Michael McAuliff

Now That The Election Is Over, Congress Seems To Have Calmed Down About Ebola

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The near-hysterical mood of congressional hearings on Ebola before the elections was replaced Wednesday by measured, reassuring debate i...

HHS Secretary: The Affordable Care Act Helps Women Detect Breast Cancer Early, Pay for Treatment

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

With awareness, more affordable screenings, better quality of care, and new research and development, we can save millions of women's lives.

Jeffrey Young

Hospitals In States That Won't Expand Medicaid Left With More Unpaid Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business

States that refuse to accept Obamacare's Medicaid expansion aren't just leaving behind poor residents, they're also hurting hospitals' bottom lines. ...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Critics Just Lost Another Talking Point

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business

Obamacare's so-called government takeover of health care was supposed to destroy the private insurance market. Somebody forgot to tell the health insu...

Ryan J. Reilly

Members Of Congress Push For Obamacare Compliance With Voter Registration Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Several progressive members of Congress have asked for a meeting with newly confirmed Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Math...

Sylvia Mathews Burwell Confirmed As HHS Secretary By Senate

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

The Senate confirmed Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Secretary of Health and Human Services on Thursday. Burwell was confirmed by a vote of 78-17. Mor...

Michael McAuliff

McConnell Opposes 'Smart And Skilled' Health Nominee Because Of Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell opposed the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the Department of Health and Human Servi...

Laura Bassett

Obama's New Health Secretary May Change How Washington Works

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Sylvia Mathews Burwell is about to inherit one of the most difficult jobs in Washington. As President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Department of...

Burwell Clears Hurdle On Way To Health Secretary Confirmation

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Finance Committee voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to approve the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwe...

Burwell Takes Obamacare Hot Seat Before Senate Finance Panel

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

By David Morgan and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) - Senate Republicans get their last chance to grill President Barack Ob...

Health Secretary Nominee To Face Second Senate Hearing

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) - Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Barack Obama's nominee for U.S. health secretary, will face a second confirmation h...

Sylvia Mathews Burwell Wins Republicans' Praise

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's nominee for health secretary is winning GOP praise as she makes her first appearance before a Senate comm...

Republicans To Push Anti-Obamacare Message In U.S. Senate Hearings

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, May 1 (Reuters) - Republicans are relishing the chance to use confirmation hearings for Sylvia Mathews Bur...

Obama Pick Faces Senate Hearing

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Barack Obama's nominee for U.S. health secretary, will appear before the Senate H...

The New HHS Secretary and America's Neglected Infections of Poverty

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

The new HHS Secretary will have a lot on her plate in 2014. It is my hope that with her unique skill set, Ms. Burwell will address this vital and most glaring health disparity among the poorest of the poor in the southern United States.

Republicans Speak Their Mind On Obama's New Health Secretary Nominee

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's new nominee for health secretary drew some early political f...