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Sebelius denies fundraising for healthcare reform

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday she didn’t ask companies regulated by her department for money to help a private nonprofit group implement President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law. But she admits calling three companies–Johnson & Johnson, the drug maker; Ascension Health, a large Roman Catholic healthcare system; and Kaiser Permanente, the health insurer–asking for their support.