Kathleen Sebelius http://wesa.fm en Options Aplenty, Lower-Than-Expected Premiums for Pittsburghers in Health Insurance Marketplace http://wesa.fm/post/options-aplenty-lower-expected-premiums-pittsburghers-health-insurance-marketplace <p>The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday that people will have more options in the health insurance marketplace and premiums will not be as high as originally thought.&nbsp;</p><p>Premiums nationwide will be about 16 percent lower than originally expected.</p><p>“In the past, consumers were too often denied or priced-out of quality health insurance options, but thanks to the Affordable Care Act, consumers will be able to choose from a number of new coverage options at a price that is affordable,” Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:12:01 +0000 Erika Beras 17141 at http://wesa.fm Union Members to Help Enroll People in Health Care Exchanges http://wesa.fm/post/union-members-help-enroll-people-health-care-exchanges <p>On Tuesday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius spoke at Allegheny General Hospital announcing a partnership with Service Employees International Union (SEIU).<br><br>The goal? To go into areas with high numbers of uninsured people and ensure they sign up for the health insurance exchanges, a cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act. The exchanges are a health care market where people can compare different insurance plans based on coverage and prices.<br> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:07:40 +0000 Erika Beras 16290 at http://wesa.fm Capitol's Health Care Hawks Waiting for Corbett-Sebelius Meeting http://wesa.fm/post/capitols-health-care-hawks-waiting-corbett-sebelius-meeting <p>All eyes will be on the governor in the days following his April 2 tete-a-tete with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.</p><p>Ever since Gov. Corbett said he would go straight to the source to answer some of his remaining questions about a Medicaid expansion, the pressure mounting over the issue has subsided.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 19:13:46 +0000 Mary Wilson 7124 at http://wesa.fm