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    Kathleen Sebelius: The Insurance Industry’s “Big Sister”

    As the Administration gears up to sell Obamacare to the American people, it’s also gearing up its regulatory apparatus to strong-arm private companies. The Hill reports that even though the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) previously claimed that it would not try to negotiate rates with insurance companies, … More

    Obamacare Exchanges: State of the States

    Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gave seven more states “conditional approval” to operate state-run Obamacare exchanges. The announcement came two days after the deadline for HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to determine which states will be ready to run their own exchanges in 2014. So it … More

    HHS Secretary Crosses the Line

    By her own admission, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius committed a clear violation of the Hatch Act when she traveled to North Carolina—at taxpayer expense—and gave a speech to an organization that represents gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals. In that speech, she urged the attendees … More

    A Sebelius HHS Preview: Runaway Costs and More Washington Control

    Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-KS) has emerged as a leading contender to become the next secretary of the Health and Human Services department. Flint Hills Center for Public Policy senior fellow Gregory Schneider previews what a Sebelius HHS might look like: For one thing, she is an able bureaucrat, presiding … More