The departure of Kathleen Sebelius from President Barack Obama’s cabinet removes a focal point for criticism over Obamacare’s troubled rollout, right at a moment when the White House can blunt attacks with enrollment numbers that exceeded targets.
After topping initial enrollment projections for Obamacare, Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. health secretary, leaves her successor, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, an agency with numerous challenges to ultimately make the law work.
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Barack Obama’s choice to be his next secretary of Health and Human Services, brings experience in budgeting and management and one other important qualification: proven ability to get confirmed by a divided U.S. Senate.
A doctor who treats a degenerative eye disease in seniors was paid $21 million by Medicare in 2012, twice the amount received by the next ophthalmologist on a list of 880,000 medical providers released by the government.
Two months before health insurers must submit rate proposals for 2015 to government regulators, WellPoint Inc. fired a surprising shot across their bow by predicting it may ask for “double-digit plus” increases.
Some people will get more time to finish enrolling in Obamacare insurance plans under new rules that include anyone who begins signing up before March 31 or was previously kept from enrolling by website flaws.