While in town for a conference about cancer treatments and trials, Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), talked with host Steve Kraske about health care reform, Medicare and other prominent issues facing the country.
Secretary Sebelius has been a leader on some of the Obama administration's top priorities. As the country's highest-ranking health official, she has been a powerful voice for reforming our health insurance system.
She was also charged by the president with coordinating the response to the 2009 H1N1 flu virus.
Under her leadership, HHS has provided a wide range of services from health care to child care to energy assistance to help families weather the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.