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  • Emails show health officials stonewalled inquiry on Sebelius fundraising

    03/10/2014 6:25:10 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 11 replies ^ | March 10, 2014
    Newly published emails show how health officials stonewalled a request by for information about Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' under-the-radar fundraising for a pro-ObamaCare group. The emails were published Monday by The Washington Examiner, and show how officials were sent into a frenzy by the initial inquiry. first reached out to the pro-ObamaCare group, Enroll America, last May to inquire about claims that Sebelius was making calls to nonprofits to raise money for its Affordable Care Act awareness campaigns. was told "there was no truth" to the tip. But the emails show officials acknowledging, privately,...
  • Sebelius blames local lawmakers for low central Florida health care enrollment

    02/17/2014 1:56:06 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    WFTV ^ | 2/17/2014
    ORLANDO, Fla. — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said not enough of central Floridians are signed up for health care, and she's blaming state lawmakers. A YouTube video featuring Orlando resident Ali Kurnaz is part of the latest push to get uninsured Floridians to sign up for affordable health care. "I'm glad I can share my story about the Affordable Care Act," Kurnaz said at a news conference Monday. "I've benefitted a lot from it. My whole family has." But despite the outcome for Kurnaz, Sebelius said there's a lot of work to do in Florida, where...
  • Sebelius: 2013 Was a Banner Year for HHS, ObamaCare, Government

    01/02/2014 1:53:39 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 25 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/2/14 | Aurelius
    Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced in a new video that 2013 was a superb year for HHS, the Affordable Care Act, and big government's involvement in the heath care industry. In the video, entitled "The 2013 HHS Year in Review," Sebelius explained how great things are going. As melodic acoustic guitars played in the background, she stated: "Our efforts to implement the Affordable Care Act are protecting millions of Americans with new rights and benefits... And by opening up the health insurance marketplace, we've put affordable coverage within reach of millions more Americans. There's new choice...
  • Sebelius: No more ObamaCare delays

    12/31/2013 5:00:08 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 63 replies
    Sebelius: No more ObamaCare delays Published December 31, 2013 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, on the eve of the ObamaCare launch, told Fox News she doesn't anticipate any more delays for the health care law. The secretary voiced confidence in the law as her department announced what it claimed was a "surge" in enrollment. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Tuesday that more than 2.1 million people have enrolled through the federal- and state-run marketplaces. "I'm thrilled that we're going to have millions of people for the first time that have health security, and it...
  • Sebelius: Yes, Some Will Pay More for Health Insurance Under Obamacare

    12/17/2013 8:40:44 AM PST · by Hoodat · 38 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/17/2013 - 09:00 | Daniel Harper
    On a recent trip to Miami, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted that, yes, some people will be paying more for health insurance under Obamacare:Sebelius Admits Americans Could Pay More For Insurance Due To Oba . . ."More back tracking now from the Obama administration admitting that some Americans will pay more for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act," said the Florida news anchor. "During a visit to Miami, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stopped at a local library to talk to local residents about enrolling on the health insurance website. She also acknowledged that...
  • Accomplished liar Kathleen Sebelius breaks pledge to Issa Committee, changes ObamaCare rules

    12/16/2013 9:22:41 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/16/13 | Doug Book
    On December 11th, HHS head Kathleen Sebelius told Darrell Issa’s House Government Oversight Committee that 365,000 had enrolled in ObamaCare. Later on during the hearing, this conversation took place between Sebelius and Representative Michael Burgess (R) of Texas concerning the definition of “enrolled”: Burgess: What if that patient doesn’t make the premium payment? You said they’re covered Dec. 23, but they never write the check. They never make the payment. Sebelius: Then they’re not covered. They are not enrolled, and at every point along the way, on the website they are told until they make the payment— (1) Sebelius repeated...
  • Essential Health Benefits [why policies are being cancelled]

    10/29/2013 10:58:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies ^ | October 1, 2013 | by Kathleen Sebelius & Barack Obama
    A set of health care service categories that must be covered by certain plans, starting in 2014. The Affordable Care Act ensures health plans offered in the individual and small group markets, both inside and outside of the Health Insurance Marketplace, offer a comprehensive package of items and services, known as essential health benefits. Essential health benefits must include items and services within at least the following 10 categories: ambulatory patient services; emergency services; hospitalization; maternity and newborn care; mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment; prescription drugs; rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices; laboratory services;...
  • This debacle has to be intentional. (vanity)

    10/22/2013 9:49:01 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 46 replies
    Even Obama and his minions cannot be this incompetent, This has to be deliberate, insider sabotage!
  • How the Failure Will Morph into Obamacaregate

    10/22/2013 11:35:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Slate ^ | October 22, 2013 | David Weigel
    ".................The Canadian-owned company built the website, and in testimony from September 10, it told the skeptical House Energy and Commerce committee that things were going just great. To date, the FFM implementation has achieved all of its key milestones from the initial Architecture Review in October 2011 to Project Baseline Review in March 2012 and, most recently, the Operational Readiness Review in September 2013. Additionally, in April 2013, health insurers began submitting their plans to the system for review by CMS. Starting in August 2013, consumers were able to go into the system and register their accounts. At this time,...
  • NPR Reporter Probes Jay Carney: Will WH Provide Obamacare Updates Like They Would Natural Disasters?

    10/22/2013 11:21:19 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10-22-2013 | Noah Rothman
    October 22, 2013 NPR Reporter Probes Jay Carney: Will WH Provide Obamacare Updates Like They Would Natural Disasters? Noah Rothman On Tuesday, the White House announced that it was tapping former acting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Jeff Zients to head the team overseeing the repairs on the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange website. NPR Reporter Mara Liasson probed White House Press Sec. Jay Carney about whether he would be providing regular updates on those repairs as they did for disasters like the Deep Horizon oil spill in 2010. “In the past when you had a natural...
  • Sebelius Admits She Needed Four Year Delay [5 year set-up, additional year testing]

    10/22/2013 9:06:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 22, 2013 | Karin McQuillan
    In my column yesterday I explain that the Obamacare fail was baked in for political reasons, foremost among them, the need to keep the public from learning that the Tea Party critics were right. Obama knew he couldn't be re-elected if people learned what Obamacare was. He also knew it was not ready to be launched. The White House tactic was to keep the Obamacare regs and prices secret from the public, which meant the website could not be constructed properly. Each day brings more news proving the administration's political motivations that made failure inevitable and acceptable to them. Over...
  • Oblivious Obama totally clueless of ObamaCare troubles, Sebelius asserts

    10/23/2013 6:44:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 23, 2013 | By Andrew Malcolm
    According to Kathleen Sebelius, Barack Obama knew nothing, absolutely nothing, about the fundamental problems with the Oct. 1 roll-out of his namesake legislation that will affect nearly one-fifth of the nation's economy. He didn't know about the last-minute test of the website expected to handle millions of customers and how it had crashed when only a few hundred samplers tried to get on at the same time. He had no idea that IT people had been expressing deep concerns for months that the site costing hundreds of millions of dollars was being constructed like an "Our Gang" clubhouse. According to...
  • Sebelius: Obamacare website problems blindsided the President

    10/23/2013 7:05:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/23/13 | Greg Botelho and Holly Yan
    Before it even launched, red flags went up about the Obamacare website. Health insurance companies complained about it, and the site crashed during a test run. But nobody told the President of any of it, the nation's health chief told CNN. Kathleen Sebelius said President Barack Obama didn't hear that there may be problems with the sign-up portal for his signature health care law until it went live on October 1. That's when the site nosedived into a technical abyss.
  • Sebelius: A Liar Or Just Inept? [contains timeline]

    10/23/2013 4:32:17 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 48 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/22/2013 | IBD Staff
    candal: No wonder HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is reluctant to testify about the ObamaCare disaster. She has to decide whether to admit that she willfully misled Congress for months or was completely out of touch. Back in May, amid a flurry of news reports about problems with the ObamaCare exchanges and talk of a "train wreck," Sebelius' agency spun a story in USA Today about how all was well. According to USA Today, HHS officials said it had "met its deadlines (and) tested its system." What's more, they said exchanges "can support expected large volumes of traffic." It was all...
  • HHS chief: Obama didn't know about bugs

    10/23/2013 3:01:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/23/13
    ... Obama did not know faced technical problems before it went live, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said. "I think it became clear" to Obama in "the first couple of days," she told CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" Tuesday. She answered, "No, sir" when asked if Obama knew about the malfunctions and misfires before the website's Oct. 1 start. "I think that we talked about having testing going forward," she said of White House and HHS discussions before the site went public. "If we had an ideal situation and could have built a product in a five-year...
  • The ‘No Excuse’ Administration Has a Whopper of an Excuse for Obamacare

    10/23/2013 8:28:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | October 23, 2013 | by John Fund
    President Obama told the nation there is “no excuse” for the disastrous rollout of the health-care exchanges that are central to Obamacare. But that didn’t stop Kathleen Sebelius, his secretary of Health and Human Services in overall charge of the project, from making excuses in a CNN interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta yesterday. She claimed to Gupta that President Obama hadn’t been told of any potential problems prior to the launch of the exchanges on October 1 — a dereliction of duty anyway one defines it. But there was also this startling explanation of what went wrong at HHS: “We...
  • Sebelius: Obama didn't know about tech issues

    10/23/2013 10:33:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies
    Sebelius: Obama didn't know about tech issues Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News 1 hour ago The woman at the center of the firestorm surrounding the tech-plagued launch of the Obamacare website says President Barack Obama was not informed of potential red flags until it went live. In an interview with CNN's Sanjay Gupta on Tuesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the president was told of problems with the site in the "first couple of days" after the Oct. 1 launch of, but not before. "Nobody says the site is working the way...
  • Baucus,Reid Warn Of Disaster To 50 Million Seniors,Six Million Children...

    09/20/2013 2:15:27 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    United States Senate Democrats ^ | Sep 20, 2013 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont
    Baucus, Reid Warn Of Disaster To 50 Million Seniors, Six Million Children From House Continuing Resolution PlanWashington, DC – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) today released a letter from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius detailing the disastrous effects the House of Representatives’ current Continuing Resolution plan, H.J. Res. 59, would have on millions of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and the more than six million children who rely on the Children’s Health Insurance Plan.“The House of Representatives’ current plan would have severe, far-reaching, painful costs to America’s seniors, children and our...
  • Sebelius: Health law has lowered costs, slowed premium hikes

    03/21/2013 8:23:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/21/13 | Sam Baker
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday that President Obama´s healthcare law has helped keep costs under control while providing new benefits to millions of Americans. The number of double-digit increases in healthcare premiums has dropped significantly in the three years since Obama signed the law, she said on MSNBC´s "Morning Joe." "What we´re seeing is costs really come down for the first time in a very ling time," Sebelius said. "Medicare costs are significantly lower than they were." Greater access to preventive medicine will help