Should HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius be Replaced?

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[By Ann Miller RN MHA]

We are all aware that critics are calling for the head of Kathleen Sebelius after the clumsy online rollout of the PP-ACA.

And so, we ask:


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15 Responses

  1. Why Sebelius is unlikely to be axed after the Obamacare HIE mess

    So, she may be safe for now?


  2. Dave,

    Frankly whoever decided at the last minute to change the specifications should be fired.


  3. Pam,

    Secretary Sebelius Won’t Resign.

    Here’s why; according to John Hudak.


  4. HHS-KS

    If she were sacked, it would leave a crucial cabinet position vacant – and Republicans could use a confirmation fight to re-argue the merits of Obamacare.

    And, many GOP leaders are already calling for her resignation after technical glitches made initial online registration nearly impossible for millions of Americans.

    Another factor is that losing the Health and Human Services secretary would leave the agency without a leader when it is under intense pressure to fix flaws in the website before December 15th – the last day for Americans to enroll for coverage that begins on the first of the year.


  5. HIE privacy disclaimer

    Obamacare website: “You have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication or data transmitting or stored on this information system.”

    Look what happened this morning. Although Secretary Sebelius did not apologize, she assured Rep. Barton that the disclaimer buried in source code will be removed.

    So who won?

    Darrell K. Pruitt DDS

  6. The First Casualty

    The Chief Information Officer for the agency running the troubled health insurance website has resigned, officials just confirmed — but wouldn’t say whether he was a casualty of the HIE debacle and website messy rollout.

    Tony Trenkle, the CIO for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is gone. Is Kathy S. next?


  7. On KS,

    Yes; should resign if she has any sense of dignity at all.
    But, after all, she’s a politician first.
    So, like most all; they talk the talk – but rarely walk the walk.


  8. OMG,

    YES – A no brainer.


  9. Resign

    She should go now …. yesterday …. never been nominated.


  10. HHS names new ONC chief

    Karen DeSalvo MD, will take over as national coordinator for health information technology, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius just announced this morning.



    Confirmed by FOX News, and the API.
    OMB director SM Burwell to be nominated as new HHS secretary.

    Hope Rachel Hetico RN MHA

  12. Damn,

    It’s about time – what an amateur!


  13. More on … SMB

    Say Hello to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the Nominee for HHS.


  14. It’s Official – HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Resigns

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, ending her 5-year term that was marred by the problem-plagued rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Obama’s key domestic policy achievement, a White House official said Thursday.

    Sebelius quit her cabinet post just 1 week after the end of the first enrollment period for the ACA. She announced today that 7.5 million people had enrolled for health coverage under the new law. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, will be nominated to replace Sebelius, officials said.

    Source: Medscape News [4/10/14]

  15. Next HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s Resume

    1.Director, White House Office of Management and Budget (Obama Administration)
    2.President, Walmart Foundation
    3.President, Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    4.Deputy Director, White House Office of Management and Budget (Clinton Administration)
    5.Deputy Chief of Staff, White House (Clinton Administration)
    6.Chief of Staff, Treasury Department (Clinton Administration)
    7.Staff Director, National Economic Council (Clinton Administration)
    8.Associate, McKinsey & Company


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