| Oct 1, 2014
| 4:35 PM
WASHINGTON The White House had "confidence" in Julia Pierson. Just like it had "confidence" in Eric Shinseki. And Kathleen Sebelius. The other thing they've got in common? They're all history.
It's a long pattern by no means exclusive to President Barack...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 7:23 AM
HARRISBURG Pennsylvania (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's plan to extend health coverage to millions of poor Americans remains highly contentious, yet it is gaining momentum among several initially reluctant states where financial pragmatism is...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 1:52 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's top health adviser on Monday called for an end to partisan bickering over Obamacare, saying the public and businesses are sending a clear message to Washington that it is time to move on with implementing...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 3:44 PM
HARTFORD — Less than three months before open enrollment, the Obama administration is plucking the head of Connecticut's health insurance exchange to be CEO of the much-maligned website HealthCare.gov.
Kevin J. Counihan, 59, will be in a...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:20 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Sen. Pat Roberts sits in a Lenexa, Kan., fast-food restaurant, spooning ice cream from a cup.
It's already been a long day. That morning, the 78-year-old Republican braved the heat of the Lenexa July Fourth parade; after lunch, he...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:08 AM
The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Julian Castro as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday, elevating the rising Democratic star to President Obama's Cabinet.
The vote was 71-27, with 18 Republicans supporting the...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:51 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- With HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stepping down, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz is trying to measure her repalcement's interest in negotiating alternatives to the Medicaid-expansion component of the federal health-care law.
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:17 PM
WASHINGTON – Kathleen Sebelius, who helped guide the rocky and controversial rollout of President Obama’s landmark healthcare law, is stepping down as Health and Human Services secretary after about five years, according to a senior...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Kathleen Sebelius is something of a scapegoat. Yes, as Health and Human Services secretary she took the blame for the bungled startup of the HealthCare.gov website and was roundly criticized and mocked on late night TV for it’s problems. But the...
| Apr 14, 2014
Who can recall corporate executives being called before the U.S. Congress for alleged mistakes made by their corporations?
Congress makes a show of grilling the victims. The latest victim is the brand new CEO of General Motors. She took a beating even...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:39 PM
President Obama’s pick to assume oversight of his signature health law received added bipartisan support Wednesday as more Republicans joined Democrats backing her nomination for secretary of Health and Human Services.
The growing support all...
| May 17, 2014
| 2:32 PM
President Obama is considering tapping San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Castro’s elevation to the administration post would raise the profile...