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U.S. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius quits, ending tenure marred by rocky Obamacare rollout

U.S. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius quits, ending tenure marred by rocky Obamacare rollout

The national health care initiative has gone through some troubled times but has shown more success recently, and Sebelius apparently will resign just as the program topped its first-year enrollment goal, according to two people familiar with the decision.
As budget chief, HHS nominee Sylvia Burwell handled health policy

As budget chief, HHS nominee Sylvia Burwell handled health policy

If confirmed, Burwell would replace Kathleen Sebelius.
Pricey drugs are a big part of big Medicare payouts to doctors

Pricey drugs are a big part of big Medicare payouts to doctors

Twenty-five Nebraska physicians received at least $1 million in Medicare payments in 2012, and a Hastings eye specialist took in nine times that amount.
Mandated insurance coverage for autism treatment wins support

Mandated insurance coverage for autism treatment wins support

The autism insurance legislation has been on a roller-coaster ride in the Nebraska Legislature, along with a proposal to help families pay the cost of specialized formula.
8 million Americans have gained coverage since September

8 million Americans have gained coverage since September

The percentage of Americans lacking health insurance falls to its lowest level since before Barack Obama assumed the presidency.
Obamacare: Door closed until next year for buying most individual policies

Obamacare: Door closed until next year for buying most individual policies

Insurance firms, with a few exceptions, stop until 2015 selling individual plans once sold year-round.
Health care bill adds 3 million to Medicaid

Health care bill adds 3 million to Medicaid

Many were newly eligible because of the law's Medicaid expansion, while others already eligible came forward due to the its requirement for individuals to carry insurance or risk paying a fine.
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