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Kathleen Sebelius: People Stop Me on Sidewalk to Personally Thank Me for Obamacare

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Reacting to this week's Supreme Court decision to uphold a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, former Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius boasted of often being praised by strangers on the street for her involvement in the healthcare law colloquially known as "Obamacare."

Former HHS Secretary Sebelius says health law strengthened with latest Supreme Court decision

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw Obamacare's passage and rocky implementation, said on Friday that the Supreme Court's latest decision on the law will strengthen it against leadership changes in the future. Show More Summary

Kathleen Sebelius on King v. Burwell: Obamacare Is Here to Stay

With the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling, the battle moves from the courts back to the political arena.

My Pick for Health and Human Services

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Changing Aging

If I was the President of the United States and it was my job to pick the best possible candidate to run the sprawling Department of Health and Human Services, I would choose... I have watched Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius...

We won't be calling it Obamacare in 2045. How about 'Americare'?

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

A rose by any other name.... Let's get a couple of things straight. I'm not talking about a new name for Obamacare because its actual contents are more popular than the name itself, which is what Kathleen Sebelius (remember her?) said last December when she suggested that the program needs rebranding. Show More Summary


In Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius's Democratic response to President Bushs final State of the Union Speech Monday night, she touted a new law to reduce the costs of college loans as one of the major accomplishments of the new Democratic Majority in Congress. Show More Summary

The IRS Scandal, Day 603

Washington Post, The Year in Review 2014, by Dave Barry: [I]t was a miserable 12 months. In case you have forgotten why, let’s take one last look back, starting with … U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw the rollout of Obamacare, resigns from the Cabinet...

Dave Berry: There’s Just No Explaining 2014

[guest post by Dana] Some funny stuff from a funny guy: On the domestic front, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw the rollout of Obamacare, resigns from the Cabinet to take a position overseeing e-mail storage for the Internal Revenue Service. … In Washington scandal news, the Internal Revenue Service, […]

Obamacare By Any Other Name

Summary: With the admission this week by former Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that the Obamacare program “has a very bad brand” comes the realization that sometimes, a tarnished brand’s only recourse is a name change. This is not a new phenomenon.

Kathleen Sebelius: Obamacare Needs a Name Change

Former Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the deeply unpopular Obamacare program is working but needs a name change. "Obamacare, no question, has a very bad brand that has been driven intentionally by a lot of misinformation and a lot of paid advertising," said Sebelius on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Says Jonathan Gruber Didn’t Influence Congressional Authors of Obamacare. That’s Not True.

9 months agoNews : Reason

Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor and Obamacare architect who recently made headlines when a video was unearthed of him saying that the law’s backers relied on “the stupidity of the American voter” in order to pass the law, is set to estify...Show More Summary

Kathleen Sebelius: ObamaCare was 'like buying an airline ticket using your fax machine'

Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw the botched ObamaCare rollout as the now-former head of the Department of Health and Human Services, took some responsibility for the disastrous debut in an interview with USA Today. "I was the CEO of a big company with an important rollout," she said. Show More Summary

Kathleen Sebelius: 'Americans Have No Idea What Insurance Is About'

Former Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Tuesday that passage of the highly unpopular Obamacare program has revealed Americans' ignorance about health insurance. "One of the things that we have learned...Show More Summary

Sebelius Promoted 'Facts' From Obamacare 'Architect' That She Claims She Never 'Personally' Worked With

According to an article this morning on, former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said that “she never worked with Gruber ‘personally’ though he worked ‘with a number of our agencies.’" Jonathan GruberShow More Summary

Poll: Eric Holder Only Third Most Hated Obama Cabinet Member

11 months agoNews : Mediaite

Ranking below him (or above; half glass full, guys) are former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, and former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.

The new HHS secretary’s biggest task: A better Obamacare experience

About four months after Kathleen Sebelius stepped down from one of the most politically challenging posts in the Obama administration, we're starting to get a feel for how her successor will run the show. The new Health and Human Services secretary, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, this week delivered her first speech directly addressing the Affordable Care […]

Even Kansas Republicans have had enough hardcore conservatism

11 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sam Brownback facing off with voters For decades, Kansas has had a significant Republican base. Although they've had a few Democratic governors like Kathleen Sebelius, and an occasional congressional representative like Dennis Moore, the state has long hovered in deep red territory. As Republican Gov. Show More Summary

Government Watchdog Report Shows How Easy It Is to Fraudulently Access Subsidies Under Obamacare

last yearNews : Reason

On January 1, the day that Obamacare’s primary insurance coverage expansion mechanisms kicked in, former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius submitted a letter to the president. On the very first page of the letter,...Show More Summary

Sebelius’s claim that Obamacare has brought ‘affordable coverage’ to 22 million people

“There are now 22 million people with affordable coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act, and that’s a big deal and that number will grow.” — Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, in a speech at the Aspen Ideas Festival, June 27, 2014 This number — 22 million — is an interesting figure […]

Kathleen Sebelius Totally Silent on Hobby Lobby Decision Bearing Her Name

Hours after the Supreme Court knocked down Obama’s contraception mandate with regard to Hobby Lobby and other small business owners, there seems to be silence from the architect of this mandate, former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The last post on her twitter is from June 9th – so far she has not tweeted anything about […]

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