Like a Stopped Clock Republicans Were Right About Sebelius Resignation

By: Friday April 11, 2014 7:27 am

It is tough to take a party’s criticism of ACA implementation issues seriously when they are in total opposition to the underlying policy from the start and actively tried to sabotage it at every turn. The Congressional Republicans attacked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for problems with the federal exchanges but it is [...]

Obamacare: 7 Million Signups Isn’t 7 Million Covered

By: Tuesday April 1, 2014 9:13 am

When talking about health care the media has been conflating what are actually two very different things which just happen to contain the figure “7 million.” There is the 7 million signup benchmark for success set by the Obama administration and the 7 million covered by exchange plans projected by the Congressional Budget Office last year. While they may sound interchangeable they are not.

Sebelius Takes Responsibility

By: Wednesday October 30, 2013 8:10 am

When pressed about who should be held responsible for the problems with Healthcare.gov during a Congressional oversight hearing, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the buck finally stops with her.

Sebelius Places the Blame on the Contractors

By: Tuesday October 29, 2013 10:47 am

In preparation for her appearance before the Health and Human Services Committee tomorrow, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has released her written testimony. While she says very little about the source of Healthcare.gov’s problems, it appears she is going to place almost all the blame on the contractors and drag out the old line about too many [...]

It is Unacceptable For Sebelius to Ignore Congress

By: Monday October 21, 2013 7:30 am

I consider it entirely unacceptable that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will not testify before Congress about the problems with the Affordable Care Act rollout. Her pathetic excuse is scheduling conflicts, but there is nothing that should be more important.

Kathleen Sebelius’ Incoherent Defense of Obamacare’s Design on The Daily Show

By: Tuesday October 8, 2013 10:03 am

Sebelius’s excuse is not an argument against going to single-player, this is an argument for why you should have gone for single-payer. If the Republicans are going to completely freak out regardless, there is no reason to compromise. The political response from the GOP will be the same.

Obama Doesn’t Deserve Slack on Exchange Implementation

By: Tuesday October 1, 2013 8:56 am

If you choose to make your plan needlessly complex, I shouldn’t be expect to cut you any slack when you run into problems implementing it.

So Much for Making Policy Decisions Based on Science

By: Thursday May 2, 2013 7:46 am

The Obama administration has decided to fight a court order to allow Plan B to  be sold over the counter to younger women. This is a very disappointing move by a man that goes to great lengths to pretend to be a “technocrat.” This whole fight started when back in 2011 the FDA, after extensive review, concluded that [...]

Sebelius Acknowledges Some Will Pay More Because of the Affordable Care Act

By: Wednesday March 27, 2013 8:13 am

With Obamacare set to go fully into effect in less than a year, the administration is finally publicly talking about how ACA will create higher premiums for certain groups of people. From the Wall Street Journal: “These folks will be moving into a really fully insured product for the first time, and so there may [...]

The Weird “Liberal” Obsession with Defending the Individual Mandate

By: Tuesday December 21, 2010 5:00 am

Liberals need to stop reverting to a weird tribal defense of President Obama and his actions. They should be pushing for much better reform, not defending the current health care reform legislation. Defending bad policies which are fundamentally conservative using factually incorrect arguments undermines liberal ideology.

In hindsight, it is truly amazing how far Obama moved the Overton window to the right on health care reform. In appeals to fellow liberals, liberals are now arguing that the current health care reform legislation” is the only way to protect the large private health insurance companies,” as if this were a great accomplishment.

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