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HHS Secretary Sebelius Testifies Before Senate Finance Committee [LIVE THREAD]
CSPAN ^ | November 6, 2013

Posted on 11/06/2013 6:19:14 AM PST by don-o

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on the federal insurance exchange website and other issues related to the Affordable Care Act.

Her testimony comes exactly one week after she appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee where she apologized to the public for what she called the "debacle." Secretary Sebelius and other administration officials have said that problems with the healthcare.gov website will be fixed by the end of this month.

During her testimony today, she talks about the progress being made in that effort. Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) chairs the committee while Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) serves as the ranking member.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aca; congressvsamerica; congressvsamericans; healthcare; hhs; huaca; kathleensebelius; liedtocongress; livesebeliushearing; lying; lyingliar; obamacare; obamacarehearing; obamafail; rico; sebelius; sebeliushearing; sillybus; whatever; youcankeepitgate
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Another day - another pack of lies. Begins at ten o'clock.
1 posted on 11/06/2013 6:19:14 AM PST by don-o
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To: don-o

THE PENALTY IS A TAX. Therefore, delaying it must be scored by the Budget Office, RIGHT, Director???


2 posted on 11/06/2013 6:23:48 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete

Only when congress arrests and removes these people from power will things change. We know that will never happen!


3 posted on 11/06/2013 6:30:15 AM PST by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary & remove the son of a kenyan mooslimb)
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Contempt of Congress is the act of obstructing the work of the United States Congress or one of its committees. Historically, the bribery of a senator or representative was considered contempt of Congress. In modern times, contempt of Congress has generally applied to the refusal to comply with a subpoena issued by a Congressional committee or subcommittee — usually seeking to compel either testimony or the production of documents.


4 posted on 11/06/2013 6:32:44 AM PST by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary & remove the son of a kenyan mooslimb)
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To: don-o

bump


5 posted on 11/06/2013 6:34:24 AM PST by AMDG&BVMH
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To: AMDG&BVMH

http://www.finance.senate.gov/about/membership/


6 posted on 11/06/2013 6:37:53 AM PST by don-o (Hit the FReepathon hard and fast! Nail this one for the Jimmer. Do it now!)
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To: seeker41

http://www.conventionofstates.com/


7 posted on 11/06/2013 6:41:06 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: don-o

bkmk


8 posted on 11/06/2013 6:41:36 AM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: don-o
None of her "inquisitors" (i.e. ENABLERS) is even
under the monstrosity. Nor their staff.
Nor their families. Nor their union bosses.


9 posted on 11/06/2013 6:43:41 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: don-o

Testifies? More like “Testylies”. She is belligerent and lies. We get nothing else from the bitch.


10 posted on 11/06/2013 6:44:17 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: CodeToad

“We get nothing else:

lies under oath = perjury = impeachable offense

hope someone is taking good notes


11 posted on 11/06/2013 6:46:59 AM PST by AMDG&BVMH
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To: don-o; All
How do we know when Kathleen Sebelius is lying??

Her lips are moving..!

12 posted on 11/06/2013 6:49:30 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave (The Democratic party preys on the ignorant..!)
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To: AMDG&BVMH

I wonder if the Senate will put her under oath like the House did.


13 posted on 11/06/2013 6:55:09 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: don-o

Thanks for this live thread and putting it in breaking news.


14 posted on 11/06/2013 7:02:42 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Streaming

http://www.c-span.org/Events/HHS-Secretary-Sebelius-Testifies-Before-Senate-Finance-Committee/10737442499-1/


15 posted on 11/06/2013 7:03:33 AM PST by don-o (Hit the FReepathon hard and fast! Nail this one for the Jimmer. Do it now!)
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To: don-o

Thanks for the thread
Members
http://www.finance.senate.gov/about/membership/


16 posted on 11/06/2013 7:06:25 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: don-o

Sounds like FNC plans to cover this Gavel to Gavel.


17 posted on 11/06/2013 7:06:50 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: don-o



- If I like your healthcare plan - You can keep your healthcare plan
Period!

18 posted on 11/06/2013 7:07:35 AM PST by devolve (- "He's (Obama) just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." - Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett)
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To: devolve

Didn’t Baucus call Obamacare a train wreck? Sounds like he’s now got his mind right.


19 posted on 11/06/2013 7:13:00 AM PST by don-o (Hit the FReepathon hard and fast! Nail this one for the Jimmer. Do it now!)
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To: don-o

Baucus is the one who called it a train wreck.

For all the “success” stories of enrollment it seems the number is higher than “six”.


20 posted on 11/06/2013 7:15:06 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Orrin Hatch. No passion. No fire. Needs to spend more time with his family.


21 posted on 11/06/2013 7:23:32 AM PST by don-o (Hit the FReepathon hard and fast! Nail this one for the Jimmer. Do it now!)
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To: Whenifhow

No Oath!!!


22 posted on 11/06/2013 7:24:15 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: don-o

I think that was “passion” for Orrin Hatch from what I have seen of him. He outlined the issues in his opening, but am hoping he can muster more “passion” in the questioning.
Noticed her reaction to his words though she was not happy.


23 posted on 11/06/2013 7:26:02 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Red_Devil 232

you are right - there was no oath. Recall from another hearing when they said their rules stated that if it is considered an “oversight” hearing, there is an oath. It is possible that each committee has different rules. ??


24 posted on 11/06/2013 7:27:56 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: don-o

I don’t expect to see any fire or passion from any Senator. Their exclusive club does not allow it.


25 posted on 11/06/2013 7:28:19 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: don-o

Hatch lied face to face to TGO,Mark Levin


26 posted on 11/06/2013 7:29:20 AM PST by advertising guy ( if your cell phone is in the front pocket....it wasn't a butt dial..............just sayin)
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To: don-o

- “whut we got heah is a failure to communicate!”


27 posted on 11/06/2013 7:29:57 AM PST by devolve (- "He's (Obama) just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." - Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Best hope for passion lies with Enzi, Thune and possibly Toomey.

Notice Sebelius mentions that a “delay” doesn’t help anyone. People without insurance now would not be helped, etc.


28 posted on 11/06/2013 7:31:01 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

That was the House committee that made that explanation when they swore her in, IIRR.


29 posted on 11/06/2013 7:31:14 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: don-o

Sibelius, still selling it. No accountability, let’s just move on. The same players getting by with lies, making the same mistakes, hiding the truth, over and over and over.


30 posted on 11/06/2013 7:32:52 AM PST by Toespi
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To: don-o

I did miss the witness being sworn in ???!!!


31 posted on 11/06/2013 7:33:09 AM PST by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: halfright

Kathleen seems a little despondent, maybe breaking?


32 posted on 11/06/2013 7:35:57 AM PST by Toespi
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To: don-o

Response to question about ‘punch list’.

Sebelius seems to have been reading ‘Websites for Dummies’ in her response, which is muddled and convoluted — because she has no idea what the real status of the website is.


33 posted on 11/06/2013 7:37:05 AM PST by TomGuy (.)
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To: Red_Devil 232; Toespi; don-o; halfright; All

If you lose c-span or if you want to see another perspective the link below is on a few seconds delay up to about a minute (in case you want to hear an answer again)

http://www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=3dd91089-5056-a032-5290-f158359b9247


34 posted on 11/06/2013 7:37:25 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Toespi

None of this means a hill of beans if the witness in not under oath. A dog and pony show


35 posted on 11/06/2013 7:37:58 AM PST by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: Toespi

“Kathleen seems a little despondent”

her nose looks blue; under the glasses;

maybe it is the lighting

her mouth is crooked

maybe she is having a little stroke


36 posted on 11/06/2013 7:39:52 AM PST by AMDG&BVMH
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To: AMDG&BVMH

Absolutely no animation and her lips are fixed. Could a resignation be in her near future?


37 posted on 11/06/2013 7:42:41 AM PST by Toespi
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To: halfright; TomGuy

Her lack of knowledge (which could be incriminating) is showing and I am no expert.


38 posted on 11/06/2013 7:42:43 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: AMDG&BVMH

A Hitllary stroke?


39 posted on 11/06/2013 7:43:40 AM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: don-o
I expect NOTHING from this hearing. No oath, run by the Dems, who have a vested interest in rehabilitating Sebelius. The Pubbie Senators are neutered by their idea of comity being more important among the Senators than getting the truth. They all like to see themselves as that ‘cooling saucer’ after the House boils over. Dog and pony show, yes. Gag me.
40 posted on 11/06/2013 7:43:48 AM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Whenifhow

She says she does not pull social security numbers. Riiiiiiiight. That is about the only unique identifier i can think of if she pings the IRS and Homeland Security.


41 posted on 11/06/2013 7:45:51 AM PST by bergmeid (Resist we much!)
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To: Toespi

“Could a resignation be in her near future?”

She could just click her heels to get back to Kansas.

Maybe if she resigns she won’t land in Leavenworth prison on her way back home.

Too bad she is not under oath. : (


42 posted on 11/06/2013 7:46:14 AM PST by AMDG&BVMH
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To: bergmeid

“pings the IRS and Homeland Security”

it all depends what “pings” is.

Seriously Bacus was pretty adamant the system should be shut down UNTIL IT IS FIXED. He did not fawn over her as Waxmann did.

She basically said: keeping it live is HELPING because it helps them to identify more problems end to end!

They are USING LIVE DATA FROM REAL PEOPLE to test the system end to end!! This is abominable.

Test with Mickey Maus, not John Q. Public!


43 posted on 11/06/2013 7:49:24 AM PST by AMDG&BVMH
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To: rainee

“A Hitllary stroke?”

clue me in please . . . ? thx


44 posted on 11/06/2013 7:52:02 AM PST by AMDG&BVMH
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To: don-o

Sebelius should be forced to eat the ACA, every last page of it.


45 posted on 11/06/2013 7:55:26 AM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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“Sebelius should be forced to eat the ACA, every last page of it.”

Pelosi first though!


46 posted on 11/06/2013 7:56:27 AM PST by AMDG&BVMH
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To: AMDG&BVMH

Stabenow was fawning. Blech.


47 posted on 11/06/2013 7:57:22 AM PST by MustKnowHistory
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To: windsorknot; don-o

Grassley’s line of questioning is referring to what Judge Nap said in the video below.

Strategic Move By Gov’t Could Open Obamacare To Widespread Fraud - Judge Andrew Napolitano

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hxc5z-ichHk

Obamacare exempted from kickbacks/ bribes (authorizes HHS to remove ability of Justice Dept on kickbacks)

Host: Why would this be in the law?
Allows president to punish enemies and reward supporters

Never seen so much wiggle room in a law in 40 years – gave wide authority to HHS Secretary to decide which laws are enforced or not.


48 posted on 11/06/2013 7:57:39 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: windsorknot

“Sebelius should be forced to eat the ACA, every last page of it.”

Agree! As should Obummer, his Admin and all the Dims that voted for it (hopefully, many will in 2014).

Off topic, but I was noticing the pin/brooche that she’s wearing. Isn’t that the same one that Hillary! and Madeline Albright wore from time to time?


49 posted on 11/06/2013 7:58:16 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: AMDG&BVMH

Finally Sen Crapo getting off questions about the web site and questioning the law itself!


50 posted on 11/06/2013 7:59:43 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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