A page was always missing with Obamacare and poor Sebelius never could find it.......
Kathleen Sebelius quits: Embattled HHS Secretary pays for Obamacare woes despite promises ELEVEN days ago that she would remain through November
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today turned in her resignation to President Barack Obama in a stunning shift in the continuing Obamacare saga.
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who heads the White House Office of Management and Budget, will be nominated to take her place, according to multiple White House sources.
The White House press office announced Thursday night that he would announce the nomination at 11:00 a.m. Friday, a few hours before he departs for fundraisers, and a speech to Al Sharpton's National Action Network, in New York City.
Sebelius was not expected to remain in the Obama administration through the end of the president's second term, and several news outlets reported late Thursday that a White House official said she told Obama in March that she would be ready to leave 'once open enrollment ended.'
She said in an interview with The Huffington Post on March 31, however – the last day of that six-month period – that she would stay at the top of the HHS organizational chart until Obamacare's second open enrollment period arrived in November.
'I'm in,' Sebelius said then. But now she's out.
Kathleen Sebelius (R) was by Obama's side on October 1 as Obamacare's tumultuous public introduction got underway
What a difference six months make: When the president took his April 1 victory lap in the White House Rose Garden, Sebelius sat in the audience and didn't earn a mention from the podium, even as Obama singled out members of Congress for praise
The timing of her departure is designed to allow her to leave with a scrap of honor, coming just a week after Obama announced that his administration had exceeded its target of 7 million enrollees after months of fiasco.
The White House aims for her resignation to soften the constant barrage of controversies connected with the president's flagship policy.
Republicans were quick to pounce Thursday, confounding those hopes.
'Kathleen Sebelius had a supremely difficult job implementing a law as unpopular and unwieldy as Obamacare,' House Oversight Committee chair Rep. Darrell Issa said in a statement.
'Her tenure as the head of the Department of Health and Human Services may be at an end, but Americans will be dealing with the repercussions of the president's health law for a very long time.'
On the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol, minority leader Mitch McConnell called it 'fitting that nearly one year after the primary legislative architect of Obamacare predicted it would be a train wreck that the government official most responsible for overseeing it reportedly is resigning.'
'Regardless of the administration’s public explanation for the Secretary’s exit, Obamacare has been a rolling disaster and her resignation is cold comfort to the millions of Americans who were deceived about what it would mean for them and their families.'
Obamacare Claims Its Latest Victim: Kathleen Sebelius Resigns As US Health Secretary
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/10/2014 18:37 -0400
Obamacare has been such a smashing success that the US Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius just couldn't wait until days after its "successful" roll out to get the hell out of dodge.
Sebelius to resign as secretary of HHS
POSTED AT 6:56 PM ON APRIL 10, 2014 BY ALLAHPUNDIT
So they hit their target of seven million sign-ups and she’s still out the door before the dust settles, eh? Seems … not so triumphant.
Allegedly she jumped rather than waiting to be pushed, but the Times catches something I missed last week. She wasn’t at the Rose Garden ceremony where O declared Mission Accomplished after they hit seven million. Hard to believe she wouldn’t want to be there to join the victory lap after taking so much grief from so many sides for so long over the website. Was she not invited?
Officials said Ms. Sebelius, 65, made the decision to resign and was not forced out. But the frustration at the White House over her performance had become increasingly clear, as administration aides worried that the crippling problems at HealthCare.gov, the website set up to enroll Americans in insurance exchanges, would result in lasting damage to the president’s legacy…Last month, Ms. Sebelius approached Mr. Obama and began a series of conversations about her future, Mr. McDonough said. The secretary told the president that the March 31 deadline for sign-ups under the health care law — and rising enrollment numbers — provided an opportunity for change, and that he would be best served by someone who was not the target of so much political ire, Mr. McDonough said.“What was clear is that she thought that it was time to transition the leadership to somebody else,” he said. “She’s made clear in other comments publicly that she recognizes that she takes a lot of the incoming. She does hope — all of us hope — that we can get beyond the partisan sniping.”
Her replacement is Sylvia Mathews Burwell, currently head of Obama’s OMB and someone whom, says the Times, O thinks will bring “an intense focus and management acumen to the department” in contrast to the now departing supervisor of the Healthcare.gov Chernobyl. The confirmation hearings will, I trust, be zesty.
As for Sebelius, I’m nominating her right now to replace Brendan Eich as Mozilla CEO. She’s got plenty of website expertise. I’m sure we’d all be glad to see Firefox “benefit” from it.