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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.

3 weeks 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 CNN.com, 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

3 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

3 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

5 months agoNews : 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 […]

Kathleen Sebelius Admits: ‘I Sure Made Some Mistakes’ on Obamacare

6 months agoNews : Mediaite

On Friday, former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius traveled to Aspen, Colorado where she sat down for an hour-long conversation about her career — with a major focus on the Affordable Care Act — with Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson as part of the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Sebelius: GOP Only Opposed ObamaCare Out of Personal Dislike for Obama

Friday at the Aspen Institute, CEO Walter Isaacson hosted "A Conversation with the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius." He asked why the Affordable Care Act had become so partisan and the former Health and Human Services Secretary refused to take any responsibly claiming the administration reached out to Republicans during the bill-writing process. Show More Summary

Guess Who Kathleen Sebelius Blames For Obamacare Issues

If you’re thinking “anyone but Obama, Democrats, and herself,” you’d be correct (Daily Caller) Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius took aim at her “hostile” right-wing opponents Tuesday, in her first...Show More Summary

Sebelius Takes Shot at ‘Right-Wing Media’ for Trying to Kill Obamacare

6 months agoNews : Mediaite

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke today at a conference for health care advocacy group Enroll America, and as she talked about the issues surrounding Obamacare in its first few months of implementation, she took a shot at conservative pundits and Republican politicians who've been trying to throw the whole thing out.

Dying Girl Who Got Lung Transplant After Sebelius Denied It Now Breathing on Her Own

The dying girl who needed a lung transplant and only had weeks to live is now breathing on her own after HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius infamously denied her one. After getting the transplant she desperately needed, the little girl is doing much better. Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl dying of cystic fibrosis, received national […]

New Obamacare Boss Has A Surprising Resume

Sylvia Mathews Burwell is taking over the leadership of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from Kathleen Sebelius, and the two women had very different career trajectories to the cabinet-level position. Kathleen Sebelius started her career with the government of the State of Kansas. Show More Summary

Sylvia Mathews Burwell confirmed as new health secretary

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Republicans used the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as an opportunity to bash Obamacare, and they hinted that they would make confirmation of her successor—Sylvia Mathews Burwell—a major headache for President Obama and Harry Reid. Show More Summary

Senate Confirms Burwell To Top Post At Health And Human Services

7 months agoNews : The Two-Way

In a 78-17 bipartisan vote, lawmakers approved Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace outgoing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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