Since 2009, Kathleen Sebelius, 64, has served as HHS secretary, responsible for a federal department with a $866 billion budget for 2012. The job puts her in charge of the rollout of national healthcare reform. Oversight also includes insurance programs under the CMS and agencies such as the U.S. Public Health Service, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Before being nominated to HHS, Sebelius served two terms as governor of Kansas.
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