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.
|By: Jon Walker 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 [...]
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Jon Walker 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 [...]
|By: Jon Walker 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 [...]
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Jon Walker Monday May 17, 2010 2:06 pm|
The unfolding oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is a perfect example of how regulations are only as good as the dedication of the cops on the beat. Soon, we’ll be seeing this with healthcare, too. “The New York Times” has an article about how the health insurers are trying to game the new [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 4, 2010 1:28 pm|
Today, HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius met with the heads of the different private health insurance companies. The bigwigs had a message for the Obama Administration: Stop blaming the insurance companies for the high cost of health care. Ironically, in making their case, they delivered a powerful argument that a private health insurance system like ours [...]