US health chief to discuss experiences in MA

Posted: 04/06/13 at 8:50 pm EDT      Last Updated: 04/07/13 at 4:43 pm EDT

BOSTON (AP) -- U.S. Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is heading to Massachusetts to discuss her unique perspective of the historic transformation of the national health care system at a forum at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Sebelius on Monday will also discuss her experiences in a career that included a stint as Kansas governor and insurance commissioner.

Sebelius is shepherd President Barack Obama's health care overhaul to its fulfillment. The big push to cover some 30 million uninsured Americans starts next year.

Sebelius will be in Massachusetts three days after a federal judge ordered the Food and Drug Administration to stop requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill. The FDA was preparing to allow over-the-counter sale of the contraception in late 2011 Sebelius, in an unprecedented move, overruled her own scientists.

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