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    Re: Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    That's the problem with resignations in this administration, you just get somebody else just as unqualified and anti-American and pro statism as you had before. We need to fumigate the entire place and clean them out like cockroaches.
    Which will never happen. So all WE can do is adapt.

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    Re: BREAKING: Sebelius said to resign as health secretary..

    So it's not possible that there were issues and delays that didn't make it's way back to the POTUS? I'm not trying to excuse the President, it was his job to pick the right person to lead the rollout and his choice didn't work out. But ultimately the blame falls on Sebelius, it was her job.

    Quote Originally Posted by JRSaindo View Post
    Who do you think was putting the pressure on when the news hit that the whole thing isn't ready for prime time? They knew in advance it wasn't ready to roll out, but whos decision do you think it was to go forward anyway, regardless of the problems? It all comes back to the POTUS, but you know the direction **** rolls when things don't go well....its never the guy at top's fault.
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    Re: Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Resigns ? How could this be ? The law is getting so "popular" and because of it millions have access to " affordable health care "

    They JUST hit their 7 Million sign up goal !! WHY would she resign ( hag was fired ) ??
    I doubt she was fired. Maybe being a scapegoat finally got to her. She didn't write the damn plan - but she was expected to make the mess work? With Obama changing the rules all the time purely for political reasons, the job had to be a nightmare! Would you stay under those circumstances? I sure wouldn't, and while I have no love for her, she does have my sympathy. BTW, I find it hard to believe the numbers I'm hearing, either. Suddenly millions sign up, just when they're needed? Who said magic isn't alive and well!

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    Re: Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I doubt she was fired. Maybe being a scapegoat finally got to her. She didn't write the damn plan - but she was expected to make the mess work? With Obama changing the rules all the time purely for political reasons, the job had to be a nightmare! Would you stay under those circumstances? I sure wouldn't, and while I have no love for her, she does have my sympathy. BTW, I find it hard to believe the numbers I'm hearing, either. Suddenly millions sign up, just when they're needed? Who said magic isn't alive and well!

    Greetings, Fenton.
    Hi Polgara !

    She stuck with it until Obama spiked the football and no, I don't take this administrations data too seriously either.

    Sebellius WAS a part of the problem and should, IMO be vilified extensively.

    This law really hurt allot of Americans, and she stood right there and perpetuated the lies and misinformation while millions lost their plans and were forced to look for comparable policies at a much higher cost.

    She should be held accountable for her actions.
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    Re: Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    When Obama did his Rose Garden Pat-myself-on-the-back Display recently, I commented on how interesting it was that she wasn't next to him (like Joe Buffoon Biden was). I guess now we know why.

    Now that she's free again maybe she can focus on finding another later term abortionist to champion now that Tiller the Baby Killer is in Hell, where he belongs.
    Did she publicly support that evil bastard ?
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    Re: Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Did she publicly support that evil bastard ?
    Hell yes. She even hosted a party for Tiller and his staff at the Governor's Mansion in 2007. I kid you not. It came complete with pictures and everything. It's disgusting. SHE is disgusting.

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    Re: Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good morning, humbolt.

    For an undertaking this large - one that represents one-sixth of our economy - one would have expected it to have been carefully written by anyone other than attorneys in DC, whose only concern was political at the time. That they expected people to meekly go along with having their lives turned upside down by being told by DC that they must buy a product the government offered - other than the one they currently had - or pay a fine, was a big miscalculation, as we are finding out. The majority of the people in this country neither like nor want the new plan, as polls have been proving since the beginning. The spinning going on about how great it is hasn't changed their minds either.

    The justification given was that 30 million people didn't have insurance. Well, under the new law, we are learning that 90 million people now won't have insurance. Huh? : And I fully expect things to get worse as time goes on, as people try to use their new insurance plans. Time will tell, but having a new person in charge isn't going to make things all better, contrary to DC's hopes. Sebelius isn't the problem...the plan is a bad joke!
    I agree. Sebelius merely compounded the obvious problems. Her departure won't fix anything.

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    Re: Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

    From what I had read awhile ago (on my phone so have to pull links later) Sebelius was supposed to have the exchange development under her control, but it got moved to Medicare and Medicaid services because they didn't think they'd get the funds needed and the spending could be buried, making it harder for Republicans to try to stop the money flow

    Supposedly the team got chopped up over a few different offices after the move, then you had the issue with Government contract process being terrible, thus getting the very poor company. That company was apparently under-staffing the project, and it was just a total mess. It didn't help that supposedly politics held back getting work done on the design of the site until 2012 (if memory serves me right). NPR did some pretty informative reports on it, and wish I had my links right now.

    I'm not up on exactly all Sebelius did, from what I had read, it sounded like it was the project head, one of the major contracted companies, and the white house that was to blame for the site. For other issues, can't tell you.

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    Re: Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

    Okay, got the link, it was actually the Washington Post, not NPR as I remembered (doh!), though NPR did some coverage as well more on the contract issue. They did have one about how CGI Federal (The one I couldn't remember the name of) and QSSI were not friendly, and CGI was understaffed. Both are fairly long, not pages long but not a few paragraph blurbs either (just to warn):
    Internal Emails Reveal Warnings HealthCare.gov Wasn't Ready : All Tech Considered : NPR

    HealthCare.gov: How political fear was pitted against technical needs - The Washington Post


    As for the general topic, the same article in the OP points out that the President want someone who was a better manager in charge of HHS and Sebelius felt it would be better to have someone in charge that doesn't draw the same amount of political ire. In other words, it is mostly about politics (which isn't surprising, everything in Washington (Democrat or Republican) is usually about politics imo.)

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    Re: Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    If she knew the ACA was the mess it is when it was passed, then she should have resigned then. She probably didn't read it.
    Of course she knew it was a mess. It was designed to be a mess. Most of the people that stumped for Obamacare knew it was a mess.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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