Three former Republican- and Democrat-appointed HHS chiefs have four words of advice for President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress as Obamacare seems to be here for the foreseeable future: Don't make things worse.
With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's healthcare law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment.
Mary Wakefield has been nominated to permanently serve as HHS deputy secretary, a position she's held in an acting capacity for the past four months.
Former HHS secretaries Kathleen Sebelius and Tommy Thompson are co-chairs of the newly formed Aspen Health Strategy Group, a forum for healthcare leaders and policymakers to discuss potential solutions to the industry's thorniest issues.