Kathleen Sebelius

Secretary Sebelius: Medicare Helps Millions

Posted on 07/30/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal Health The following is a guest post from U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius AARP Op-Ed on the 48th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid Tuesday, July 30, 2013 My 92-year-old father first ran for public office after he finished his military service in World War II. He served on the city council, and later was elected to Congress. In 1965, he helped write and voted for Medicare and Medicaid, which celebrate their 48th anniversary today. Since then, Medicare has …

At Democratic Convention, Medicare Wins Prime-Time Prominence on Opening Night

Posted on 09/5/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsFrom mayors to members of Congress, and from governors to Cabinet secretaries, opening-night speakers at the Democratic National Convention pushed one of the biggest emerging issues of the 2012 presidential campaign — Medicare — into prime-time prominence. Social Security scarcely drew a mention. Andrew Tobias, the columnist and author (and treasurer of the Democratic National Committee), called Democrats “the party of Social Security.” Medicare, on the other hand, was a recurring theme. Some of the comments: “President Obama extended the program’s life …