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    1. April 18, 2014

      Business and state are kept apart for good reason

      Whatever ultimately led to the resignation last week of Kathleen Sebelius, the health secretary who presided over Barack...

    2. April 11, 2014

      Bruised Obama picks new leader for healthcare reform

      The rocky five-year tenure of Kathleen Sebelius as US health secretary has ended with Barack Obama showering praise on the...

    1. April 11, 2014

      Kathleen Sebelius to resign as US health secretary

      Kathleen Sebelius, the US health secretary, is preparing to resign having overseen the disastrous rollout of President...

    2. November 18, 2013

      US hospitals look to provide insurance for poor patients

      US hospitals are exploring ways to buy “Obamacare” insurance plans for their sickest and poorest patients as they strain...

    3. November 14, 2013

      ‘Obamacare’ launch fiasco rouses sceptics

      Just 106,000 Americans were able to sign up for health insurance during the first month of enrolment in online exchanges,...

    4. November 6, 2013

      Democratic senators hold urgent talks with Obama over health law

      Democratic senators facing re-election battles held an urgent meeting with Barack Obama on Wednesday to discuss concerns...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      October 30, 2013

      Kathleen Sebelius testifies

      J. Scott Applewhite/AP US health and human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the public face of President Barack Obama’s...

    6. October 30, 2013

      Sebelius promises healthcare website will be fixed by November

      The Obama administration began to punch back in the political fight over “Obamacare” after weeks of being accused of...

    7. October 30, 2013

      Five questions for US health secretary Kathleen Sebelius

      Kathleen Sebelius, the US health secretary at the centre of the political storm surrounding the botched rollout of the...

    8. October 30, 2013

      Obama to appeal for patience over healthcare reform glitches

      Barack Obama will try to bolster support of his signature healthcare law in Massachusetts on Wednesday with pleas for...

    9. October 23, 2013

      Obama was unaware of health site’s woes, says Sebelius

      Barack Obama was not aware that the US government’s health insurance exchange website was affected by technology glitches...

    10. October 18, 2013

      Republicans relish technical problems with rollout of ‘Obamacare’

      Barack Obama emerged victorious from Washington’s debt ceiling war, which began as a battle by Republicans to cut funding to...

    11. August 12, 2013

      Obama enlists poll campaign veterans to roll out care reforms

      Barack Obama is relying on the campaign team who helped secure his second term in office to oversee the rollout of his...

    12. May 31, 2013

      US Medicare finances improve

      The US’s underfunded Medicare system looked in better financial shape on Friday after a government report showed the...

    13. April 3, 2013

      Obama nears Arkansas health deal

      The Obama administration is closing in on a deal that would pump billions of dollars into private insurance schemes for the...

    14. January 8, 2013

      Biden to open US gun control campaign

      The Obama administration will start taking concrete steps towards tighter gun controls this week with Joe Biden,...

    15. January 8, 2013

      US law’s ‘minimal’ effect on health costs

      President Barack Obama’s healthcare law has had a “minimal” effect on medical costs so far, according to a government report...

    16. October 4, 2012

      US cracks down on Medicare fraud

      The US government has charged healthcare providers across the country with nearly a half-billion dollars in alleged Medicare...

    17. June 7, 2012

      Contingency plans set on US healthcare

      The Obama administration has prepared contingency plans in case the Supreme Court strikes down part or all of its signature...

    18. May 15, 2012

      Battle against Alzheimer’s stepped up

      The US government has stepped up its battle against Alzheimer’s disease, launching a $100m clinical study on a drug that...

    19. February 7, 2012

      Obama backs down on super-Pac funding

      Barack Obama has given his reluctant blessing to Priorities USA Action, the “super political action committee” that was...

    20. December 7, 2011

      US blocks move to widen morning-after pill sales

      The Obama administration has overruled the US Food and Drug Administration’s recommendation to let young women buy the...

    21. October 31, 2011

      Obama orders FDA to tackle drugs shortage

      The Obama administration on Monday ordered the US Food and Drug Administration to step up its efforts to stem the growing...

    22. July 12, 2011

      US health insurers to make additional $200bn

      US health insurers stand to make $200bn in additional revenues by the end of the decade from the state insurance exchanges...

    23. June 22, 2011

      US tobacco warning toughened

      Tobacco companies will be forced to post images of diseased lungs and rotting gums on cigarette packets in the US, under new...

    24. April 28, 2011

      US calls on food groups to curb unhealthy ads

      The US government released a proposal on Thursday asking food companies to curb advertising that entices children with...

    25. October 1, 2010

      US apologises for Guatemala STD study

      The US government on Friday apologised for a medical study that deliberately infected hundreds of mentally ill patients and...

    26. August 18, 2010

      Washington to enforce health reform

      The federal government will step in to ensure that the Obama administration’s healthcare reforms are implemented in every...

    27. March 22, 2010

      Democrats win historic healthcare vote

      President Barack Obama, energised by the House passage of the US healthcare bill, was awaiting Senate procedural moves on...

    28. March 11, 2010

      Insurers challenged over healthcare

      Kathleen Sebelius, US health secretary, threw down the gauntlet to the health insurance industry yesterday, telling...

    29. March 10, 2010

      Insurers challenged on US healthcare

      Kathleen Sebelius, US health secretary, threw down the gauntlet to the health insurance industry on Wednesday, telling...

    30. March 10, 2010

      Insurers plan ads blitz on health reform

      The US Chamber of Commerce and the insurance industry are to mount a final offensive in their fight against healthcare...

    31. March 9, 2010

      Insurers plan ads blitz on health reform

      The US Chamber of Commerce and the insurance industry are to mount a final offensive in their fight against healthcare...

    32. March 9, 2010

      Healthcare insurers forced to drop deal

      The Obama administration dealt another blow to the insurance industry yesterday after it forced two Michigan companies to...

    33. March 9, 2010

      US health insurers forced to drop merger deal

      The Obama administration dealt another blow to the insurance industry on Monday after it forced two Michigan companies to...

    34. March 8, 2010

      Democrats hunt for votes to pass healthcare reforms

      Democrats do not have a firm grip on the votes needed to pass sweeping healthcare reform legislation in the House of...

    35. March 7, 2010

      Democrats hunt for healthcare reform votes

      Democrats do not have a firm grip on the votes needed to pass sweeping healthcare reform legislation in the House of...

    36. March 5, 2010

      Spotlight falls on insurers in health offensive

      The insurance industry yesterday came under renewed attack by the Obama administration for charging consumers "jaw-dropping"...

    37. March 4, 2010

      Spotlight falls on insurers in health offensive

      The insurance industry came under renewed attack by the Obama administration on Thursday for charging consumers...

    38. February 24, 2010

      US health summit attendees

      President Barack Obama , together with vice-president Joe Biden and key administration officials including health secretary...

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