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Kathleen Sebelius Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services

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Kathleen Sebelius was sworn in as the 21st Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on April 28, 2009. Since taking office, Secretary Sebelius has led ambitious efforts to improve America.s health and enhance the delivery of human services to some of the nation.s most vulnerable populations, including young children, those with disabilities, and the elderly. 

As part of the historic Affordable Care Act, Secretary Sebelius is implementing reforms that end many of the insurance industry.s worst abuses, and will help 34 million uninsured Americans get health coverage. Under the law, she is also carrying out policies that put a new focus on wellness and prevention, support the adoption of electronic medical records, and help recruit and train more primary care health providers. 

In addition, Secretary Sebelius is working closely with doctors, nurses, hospital leaders, employers, and patients to slow the growth in health care costs through better care and better health. And under her leadership, HHS has formed a historic partnership with the Department of Justice to stamp out health care fraud that has already returned record sums to the Medicare Trust Fund. 

Academic Year: 
2011-2012