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Sebelius Explains How Obamacare Isn't Like Tickle-Me Elmo
National Journal ^ | 11-1-2013 | Andy Meek

Posted on 11/01/2013 2:47:50 PM PDT by smoothsailing

November 1, 2013

Sebelius Explains How Obamacare Isn't Like Tickle-Me Elmo

Andy Meek

MEMPHIS -- Kathleen Sebelius brushed off questions Friday about reports saying only six people signed up for coverage on the first day of Obamacare website's operation.

Speaking at a library in Memphis as part of an effort to encourage healthcare sign ups in the city, Sebelius said she didn't know where that figure came from and that the government doesn't have "reliable enrollment figures yet."

"I don't pay a lot of attention to these early reports, because the system was flawed," she said, adding that the flaws were partly because of demand. "This is month one. We're in football season now, and this is the first quarter. A lot of folks want to declare game over. I don't know where those figures came from, but we'll be giving out comprehensive figures once a month."

Those government figures, she said, would start coming out in a few weeks.

"There is nobody more frustrated with the website than I am," she said. "We should have done better."

She told community leaders the public needs to be reminded that the website does not function like Amazon.com, where customers are used to logging on to buy a product "like a Tickle Me Elmo doll" before someone else gets it. In this case, Sebelius said, the service is constant and doesn't run out.

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) who invited Sebelius to the city, bristled at some of the questions she was asked, saying "Change is hard. Get over it. Barack Obama is president, and the Affordable Care Act is the law."

In the crowd was Republican state Sen. Brian Kelsey, the sponsor of a bill to block Medicaid expansion in Tennessee scheduled to be heard in January. He tried to give Sebelius a copy of the book "Websites for Dummies," which she appeared to hold briefly.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: abortion; briankelsey; deathpanels; kathleensebelius; obamacare; stevecohen; tennessee; zerocare

1 posted on 11/01/2013 2:47:50 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Repeal Obamacare.

Don’t try to replace it.


2 posted on 11/01/2013 2:50:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: smoothsailing

Yeah I bet she’s just been losing so much sleep over this. /s

She doesn’t have to use Obamacare, why would she be so frustrated. She gets Inner Party cadillac healthcare.


3 posted on 11/01/2013 2:50:09 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: BenLurkin

Obamacare - REPEAL, NO REPLACE.


4 posted on 11/01/2013 2:50:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: smoothsailing

The Nazi she-bitch is feeling confident enough to joke about this travesty....
She received the good news that Dead-end Darrell is working on the case.


5 posted on 11/01/2013 2:52:13 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: smoothsailing

No offense, but why do we give hits to National Journal? ITs like watching MSNBC all day.


6 posted on 11/01/2013 2:52:49 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: smoothsailing

I don’t care what Sibelius says, we just have to keep her talking.

There is no paid spokeman who could better convey the horrifying combination of arrogance and incompetence at the root of the current health care crisis.


7 posted on 11/01/2013 2:58:45 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: smoothsailing

Sorry Stevie. We aren’t going to get over it. But we’ll get over you. All over you.


8 posted on 11/01/2013 2:59:40 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Obama: A dark spot in this country's history.)
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To: smoothsailing

the Affordable Care Act is the law.” ...So was the law against killing your babies.


9 posted on 11/01/2013 3:02:58 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: smoothsailing
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) who invited Sebelius to the city, bristled at some of the questions she was asked, saying "Change is hard. Get over it. Barack Obama is president, and the Affordable Care Act is the law."

What an arse... His holiness Barack Obama is not a king (Lie'n king maybe, but not king of the United States). And if there is a bad law - you repeal it.
Slavery was law. Prohibition was law.
And Obamacare is bad law and should be repealed (it should never have passed Supreme Court review -- but that is another scandal)...

10 posted on 11/01/2013 3:03:11 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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11 posted on 11/01/2013 3:09:35 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Vince Ferrer

No offense taken. The answer to your question is “Know your enemy”.

The ancient Chinese warrior Sun Tzu taught his men to “know your enemy” before going into battle. For if “you know your enemy and know yourself,” he wrote, “you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” But, Sun Tzu warned, “If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2004/jun/26/20040626-112520-2009r/


12 posted on 11/01/2013 3:14:34 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Didn’t the Elmo puppeteer recently get exposed as a pedophile?


13 posted on 11/01/2013 3:15:10 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Impeach We Much!)
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To: smoothsailing
Sebelius said, the service is constant and doesn't run out.

ROTFL!

The service can't run out if we don't have it the first place.

14 posted on 11/01/2013 3:32:27 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: smoothsailing
 photo obama_tickle_me.jpg
15 posted on 11/01/2013 3:38:44 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks smoothsailing.
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) who invited Sebelius to the city, bristled at some of the questions she was asked, saying "Change is hard. Get over it. Barack Obama is president, and the Affordable Care Act is the law."

16 posted on 11/01/2013 3:39:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: smoothsailing

the number 6 - enrolled on Oct. 1
Sesame Street - Bert’s favorite number is 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKfY6kapyBY


17 posted on 11/01/2013 4:06:38 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: smoothsailing
In this case, Sebelius said, the service is constant and doesn't run out.

Until you run out of Other People's Money to fund the single-payer Medicaid expansion and the rest of the subsidies. To a D.C. liberal though, the OPM will never out.

18 posted on 11/01/2013 4:12:40 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: smoothsailing

Liberals in Love


19 posted on 11/01/2013 4:15:03 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Junk Silver
Definitely keep her in the public eye, I agree completely.

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20 posted on 11/01/2013 6:26:15 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Amazon is selling “Tickle Me Elmo’s” ? Damn I missed again...


21 posted on 11/01/2013 6:30:37 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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