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Sebelius decided to leave post after 2012 election

Departing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius acknowledged Sunday in a televised interview that the timeline for rolling out HealthCare.gov was wrong and the technical glitches that plagued the website were the lowest point of her five-year tenure.

President Obama nominates Sylvia Mathews Burwell as new HHS secretary

President Barack Obama this morning nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Increased coverage didn't reduce MA readmissions

Providing health insurance to the uninsured does not reduce 30-day readmission rates, according to research published in the British Medical Journal.

ED use up since MA instituted healthcare reform

Since Massachusetts implemented statewide healthcare reform in 2006, emergency department use has increased slightly but consistently, according to a new study published in the Annals of Emergency Use.

Physicians in Congress can shape healthcare policy

As healthcare becomes even more important in American politics, the number of doctors in Congress is on the rise, which could play a huge role in shaping the country's healthcare future, according to a  Health Affairs  blog post.

Nursing future hinges on reform, filling shortage gap

A handful of factors will affect the nursing profession over the next decade, including the nurse shortage, healthcare reform, technology and education expectations, according to an infographic released by Norwich University's Online Master of Science in Nursing Program.

ACA may cut down on patient bankruptcies, bump credit scores

Could the Affordable Care Act (ACA) help to reduce personal bankruptcies? That's the gist of research performed by economists at the Federal Reserve of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame.

Report calls on state leaders to spearhead healthcare reform

As general health of the American population falls in comparison to other developed nations and the cost of healthcare skyrockets, a recent report by the State Health Care Cost Containment Commission says governors and state legislatures are in the best position to lead change.

Congress to mull HealthCare.gov security measures, healthcare reform

Congress returns from its holiday break today with plans to tackle new legislation to make HealthCare.gov more secure, healthcare reform and yet another deadline to keep the government running or face another government shutdown.

2013 Year-in-Review: A government shutdown and showdown, Pioneer ACOs exit program and more

It's that time of year again: Eggnog, sugarplums, chestnuts on an open fire and our annual look back at the top stories that dominated this year's FierceHealthcare headlines. ACA, government...