On March 11, 2011, Modern Healthcare reported that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told reporters that draft regulations for accountable care organizations (ACOs) should be published sometime in the next two weeks. According to Modern Healthcare, Secretary Sebelius stated that the ACO regulations will encourage a wide variety of healthcare provider groupings, and that the goal is to encourage the delivery of “great health care at a lower cost,” not “eliminating the competition.”