Health and Human Services Sec. Sebelius talks women’s health in Richmond

Posted at 7:38 AM, Jun 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-05 14:48:42-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius was in Richmond Tuesday to talk about women’s health issues. During the program, Sebelius heard stories from local women about their health care fears like gaps in medical coverage for children and spouses and rising insurance costs.

Sebelius used the event to highlight the benefits of the health reform law, the Affordable Care Act.

When asked whether today’s event was really about health issues or simple a strategic campaign stop by one of President Obama’s cabinet members in a battleground state, Sec. Sebelius said it was the former.

“I’ve been doing these conversations all over the country for the last two years,” Sec. Sebelius said. “One of the things that we know is that still, a lot of people don’t have any idea what some of the features of the Affordable Care Act are that can help them today.”

CBS 6’s Sam Brock attended the morning session, look for his reports starting on the CBS 6 News at 5.