More Kathleen Sebelius Articles

  • Republicans shouldn't be comforted by resignation of Kathleen Sebelius

    As horrible as Kathleen Sebelius has been as this nation's Health and Human Services secretary, she has been exactly who President Obama has wanted her to be.

  • With or without Kathleen Sebelius, Obamacare has always been the problem

    Dictionary.com offers two definitions for scapegoat: “1. A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place; 2. Chiefly biblical. A goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head. Lev....

  • HHS pick decries D.C. bickering, says more done during Clinton impeachment

    Washington's acid partisanship responsible for policy gridlock is even worse than during the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, according to President Obama's pick to replace resigning Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, currently the...

  • Sebelius: Health care launch 'terribly flawed'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's timeline for having ready the new health care law's online sign-up system "was just flat out wrong," outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview that aired Sunday. The departing health chief also said the two...

  • Kathleen Sebelius: Administration was 'flat-out wrong' that exchanges would be ready

    Former Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius acknowledged in an interview aired Sunday that the Obama administration was "flat-out wrong" that the health insurance exchanges created by the new health care law would be ready on Oct. 1 of last year. Sebelius, who stepped down...

  • K Street loses a loyal ally in Kathleen Sebelius

    To begin on a positive note about the outgoing Secretary of Health and Human Services: Kathleen Sebelius was perfectly cordial the one time I met her. It was at a birthday party of Tony Podesta, the corporate lobbyist and top Democratic fundraiser. The secretary took a break that October...

  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell's Senate confirmation likely but hurdles remain

    House and Senate Republicans have been mostly silent about the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to succeed Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary, but they will likely have a lot to say when her confirmation hearings begin in May. With Obamacare at the center of a...

  • Departure of Kathleen Sebelius is a wake-up call from the Obamacare nightmare

    The announced departure of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius marks the end of a chapter of American history. Sebelius, aside from President Obama, has been the most prominent public face on the signature initiative of the administration - the Affordable Care Act. The question before Americans...

  • New 'face,' but some old problems for 'Obamacare'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Abruptly on the spot as the new face of "Obamacare," Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political. Burwell, until now White House budget director, was named by President Barack Obama on Friday to replace Health and Human Services Secretary...

  • White House stresses Sylvia Mathews Burwell's prior unanimous Senate confirmation

    White House spokesman Jay Carney declined to predict how the Senate will handle Sylvia Mathews Burwell's nomination for Health and Human Services secretary, but noted her unanimous confirmation as Obama's budget chief. Carney told reporters that he “wouldn't want to predict” how...

  • Obama taps Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head HHS, thanks Kathleen Sebelius for historic role

    President Obama announced the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to become the new secretary of the Health and Human Services Department on Friday and said goodbye to departing Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who he said will "go down in history" for her work in expanding access to health...

  • Examiner Editorial: Dems can say Obamacare debate is over, but wait until midterm elections

    President Obama recently declared the national debate on the Affordable Care Act — aka Obamacare — to be officially over because 7.1 million people have supposedly enrolled in the program. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius updated the enrollment figure Thursday to 7.5...

  • Sebelius resigns after health care rollout fiasco

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Sebelius' resignation comes just over a...

  • With Kathleen Sebelius' exit, Obama aims for Obamacare reset that won't come easy

    President Obama accepted Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' resignation earlier this week and will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her Friday morning in an attempt to turn the page on the tumultuous beginning of the...

  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell confirmation hearing should focus on vast powers of HHS secretary position through Obamacare

    After President Obama's health care law passed in March 2010, I dubbed Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius the "Empress of Obamacare" given the vast powers granted to her under the new law. Now, after wielding that power through the tumultuous rollout of the health care...



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