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  • WASHINGTON, June 5- The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Sylvia Mathews Burwell as President Barack Obama's new health secretary, making her chiefly responsible for implementing the controversial healthcare law known as Obamacare.

  • *Fiscal year 2014 deficit estimated to fall to $492 billion. WASHINGTON, April 14- Health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will cost slightly less than previously thought, helping to slow down the forecast growth of U.S. deficits over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said on Monday.

  • Sebelius out as HHS secretary     Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius after the botched launch of President Obama's health care program.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. health secretary who oversaw the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reforms, has resigned, a senior administration official said on Thursday. Obama was due to announce the change with Sebelius and Burwell at his side at a White House event at 10:45 ET/ 1445 GMT on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- Kathleen Sebelius, the top U.S. official who oversaw the badly managed rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reforms, has resigned, a senior administration official said on Thursday.

  • Sebelius to resign as Health Secretary Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 6:27 PM ET
    Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary.

    Her resignation comes just days after the initial enrollment period for Obamacare ended.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- More than 7.5 million people are expected to sign up for private health coverage this year under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, the top U.S. health official said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 3- The Obama administration announced on Thursday that same-sex married couples can qualify for Medicare hospital and physician benefits for the first time.

  • A deluge of health insurance shoppers flooded Obamacare exchanges over the weekend and into Monday, rushing to beat the midnight enrollment deadline.

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- More than 6 million people have now signed up for private insurance plans under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law known as Obamacare, reflecting a surge in enrollments days before the March 31 deadline, the White House said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- The White House said on Thursday that more than 6 million people have now signed up for private insurance plans under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law known as Obamacare, reflecting a surge in enrollments days before the March 31 deadline.

  • Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke Monday at Montclair State University, saying there would be no extension of the Obamacare enrollment deadline.

  • Diagnosing the Affordable Care Act: CEO     Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    We expected to see some lumps and bumps in the rollout, says George Barrett, Cardinal Health CEO, and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, discussing how Obamacare is prompting change within the health care industry.

  • Watch out for late fees: No more Obamacare delays Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 10:47 AM ET
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

    There will be no delay in penalty for missing the health care enrollment deadline, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said.

  • WASHINGTON, March 12- There will be no delay in the penalty most Americans face under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law if they fail to obtain health coverage this year, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, March 12- There will be no delay in the penalty most Americans face under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law if they fail to obtain health coverage this year, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters)- The Obama administration said on Tuesday that 4.2 million people have signed up for private health insurance under Obamacare, and indicated that total enrollment could surpass a 6 million-enrollee forecast by the end of March.

  • Some medical experts and lawmakers are urging the FDA to reconsider its approval of the new narcotic painkiller Zohyrdo, reports CNBC's Sheila Dharmarajan.

  • U.S. official in charge of Obamacare exchanges resigns Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 5:33 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 6- A top U.S. healthcare official, accused by Republicans of misleading Congress about the readiness of the Obamacare rollout, will resign from his post at the end of March, officials said on Thursday.

  • Doctors, hospitals brace for Obamacare confusion Wednesday, 1 Jan 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    Hospitals and medical practices are preparing for confusion and hassles as new insurance plans under President Obama's healthcare law take effect.