Kathleen Sebelius

Kathleen Sebelius
Kathleen Sebelius
  • Born: May 15, 1948
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Kathleen Sebelius is an American businesswoman and politician who served as the 21st United States Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2009 until 2014. Previously, she was the 44th Governor of Kansas from 2003 to 2009, the second woman to hold that office. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Sebelius was the Democratic respondent to the 2008 State of the Union address and is chair-emerita of the Democratic Governors Association (she was its first female chair). On April 10, 2014, Sebelius announced her resignation as Secretary of Health and Human Services. She is CEO of Sebelius Resources LLC.

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America’s foreign policy has left us with more enemies and fewer allies. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Conditions we face are the result of choices made and problems unmet. Freedom & Liberty
The worst of all worlds is to have some individual deciding who lives and who dies. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Time is running out on our opportunity to seize our opportunities and solve our problems. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
A healthy state encourages many voices - and lots of listening.
Although black and white Americans live, work, and learn together now, there is still injustice in America. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
American research and resources have literally changed the face of humanity, by tackling deadly and once-deadly diseases.
And under Obamacare, insurance companies can no longer discriminate against women. Before, some wouldn't cover women's most basic needs, like contraception and maternity care, but would still charge us up to 50 percent more than men - for a worse plan. Women
Being a mother is no longer a liability, and being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition!
Being a mother is no longer a liability, and being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition! That's what change looks like.
But for us Democrats, Obamacare is a badge of honor. Because no matter who you are, what stage of life you're in, this law is a good thing. Life
But the dollars spent on economic incentives and new investment strategies are wasted unless we seriously address the two most important economic issues in Kansas: education and health care. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Health, Healthcare & Medicine
But wishing our Kansas soldiers 'God speed' is not enough. We need to comfort, care for, and protect their families. And we should ease the financial burdens that these families often face. Religion & God
From 1965 to 1967, my dad, Jack Gilligan, served in Congress and helped pass landmark laws like the Voting Rights Act. Families, Children & Parenting
General Motors spends more on health care than steel. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Global health issues remind us - perhaps more than any other issue - that we are all children of the same extended family. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Families, Children & Parenting
I believe we all agree that, for the health of Kansas, nothing is more important than education. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I know how tough it is to stand up to powerful forces that prey on consumers.
I think one of the most underreported and untouted benefits of the Affordable Care Act is the real investments we are finally making in this country in prevention.
I was governor of Kansas when Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts.
If your voices are not heard, you can be sure that many others will be - in particular those who are paid to present a point of view, and often do it most effectively.
If you're self-employed, between jobs, or can't get insurance through work, you'll have access to affordable health insurance as good as Congressman Paul Ryan's. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
If you're under 26, you can stay on your parents' plan. You can go back to school or get extra training without fear of a health catastrophe bankrupting your family. Over three million previously uninsured young adults are now on their parents' plans. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Families, Children & Parenting
In many ways, human health is the great global connector. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
In this 21st century world, some of our country's most significant exports and imports extend beyond goods and services: They also include innovation, knowledge, discovery, and healing. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Insurance companies can no longer refuse to cover Americans with pre-existing conditions.
Insurance companies can no longer refuse to cover Americans with pre-existing conditions. That's what change looks like.
I've spent my career fighting the worst practices of insurance companies.
More than five million seniors have already saved money on their prescription drugs, and almost 33 million have benefited from free preventive services. The president cracked down hard on Medicare and health care fraud, recovering a record-breaking $10.7 billion over the last three years, protecting our seniors. That's what change looks like. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Money, Coins & Minting
The essence of good government is trust. Trust ;Government
The men and women who serve this great nation, whether they are stationed in Iraq, Fort Riley, or the Korean Peninsula, or they serve us at home as our community first responders, serve because they believe in America. Women
There's a digital revolution taking place both in and out of government in favor of open-sourced data, innovation, and collaboration. Government
To me, part of the magic of this era is that the very same innovations, discoveries, and technologies that are allowing us to live longer, healthier lives are also creating a healthier economy.
We have an opportunity to create a future where we are actually encouraging providers to keep people away from acute care, whenever possible. Future
We have by far the most expensive health system in the world. We spend 50 percent more per person than the next most costly nation. Americans spend more on health care than housing or food. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
We've been finding that when you empower engineers, scientists, and coders, they respond by creating new tools to empower physicians, patients, and parents.
What we've been finding is that when you remove the barriers to innovation, you can actually hold costs down while lifting entrepreneurs up and getting better health results. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
While closing our innovation gaps won't solve all our problems, we have some very real opportunities to improve the quality of care that's delivered to millions of Americans.