Sebelius marks 'banner' year for healthcare

Marking the end of a busy year in healthcare, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius touted her department's accomplishments over the past 12 months in a video message released Thursday afternoon.

For Sebelius, identifying the top accomplishment was a no-brainer: implementation of the sweeping healthcare reform law.

"Through the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, more Americans have access to health coverage as well as new rights and benefits in their health insurance," Sebelius said in a statement.

Other accomplishments in what she called a "banner" year include: fighting obesity through first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign; reducing Medicare fraud, waste and abuse; lowering tobacco use; expanding health information technology; and providing support to Haiti and the Gulf.