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Obama Health Nominee Wins Bipartisan Support

Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack 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 but guarantees that Sylvia Mathews Burwell will be confirmed easily by the […]

May 15, 2014

Poll Roundup: Pryor Hangs Tough

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, an avalanche of polling data will emerge on the key races that will decide who controls the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. What follows is a brief summary of some key polls from the week of April 13: Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) […]

April 18, 2014

Sebelius, On Her Way Out, Praises Health-Care Law

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Sunday that health insurance exchanges that are now up and running across the country have given uninsured Americans a true choice of insurance plans with price comparisons. “People have competitive choices and real information for the first […]

April 13, 2014

Obama Nominates New Health Secretary

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Friday nominated budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his new health secretary, seeking to capitalize on an enrollment surge to cement his signature health law. Obama paid tribute to outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius saying she had pulled off a “historic accomplishment” by securing health […]

April 11, 2014

Health Insurance Enrollment Efforts Enter Their Final Month

By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — After a horrendous start and months of playing catch-up against a barrage of political attacks, supporters of the Affordable Care Act have hit the homestretch in their six-month effort to educate and enroll millions of Americans in health insurance. March 31 is the last day to buy […]

February 28, 2014