Skip to comments.Sebelius: Pressure after rollout was 'awful' [I was flat-out wrong......]
Posted on 04/13/2014 8:06:47 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
April 13, 2014, 10:09 am
Sebelius: Pressure after rollout was 'awful'
By Elise Viebeck
Outgoing Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said she was "flat-out wrong" to believe that HealthCare.gov was ready to go on Oct. 1, 2013.
Sebelius made the comment to NBC's Andrea Mitchell on "Meet the Press" in her first post-resignation interview. The secretary has only a handful of weeks left at HHS until her replacement is confirmed.
In candid remarks about the healthcare rollout, Sebelius said she regretted not asking different questions when HealthCare.gov was under construction.
"If I had a magic wand and could go back to mid-September and ask different questions based on what I know now," I would, she said. "I thought I was getting the best information from the best experts but clearly that didn't go well."
The former Kansas governor reportedly handed in her resignation to President Obama in early March, when the enrollment numbers on the exchanges began to rise.
Asked whether she was pushed out of the administration, Sebelius insisted the departure is her choice.
"I thought that at the end of open enrollment was a logical time to leave," though there is "never a good time," Sebelius said.
As the official in charge of the healthcare rollout, Sebelius was blamed for the massive technical problems with the federal enrollment website, and soon became the target of partisan attacks over the law itself.
She said Sunday that "clearly, the estimate that it was ready to go Oct. 1 was flat-out wrong."
"That was very alarming" when HealthCare.gov crashed for the first time, she said, "because that took some real diagnostics in terms of what the problems where and then analysis" about whether the system could be fixed.
Sebelius did not mince words when describing the pressure of last fall.
"It was awful. It was awful. But all you could do is say, 'We're going to fix it' [and] 'Hold me accountable.'"
Obama has nominated White House budget director Sylvia Burwell to replace Sebelius at HHS.
Personally, I’m hoping that one day she will be recounting the real truth from a frigging prison cell.
I suspect it never occured to her that she could be wrong.
Don’t worry. She’s going to Hell.
Considering her track record of failures, she like other liberals are too stupid to learn from their mistakes. Obummer made a dreadful choice in her and he won’t learn from that mistake either.
Sebelius can now officially take the fall for Obamacare. From here on out, all the horror stories can be ignored because they are “old news”, and Sebelius has resigned. Forward!
Of course. But her time on this earth actively contributing to the eventual death of so many others needs closure and satisfaction. She HAS to be severely punished.
The Dems continue with the spin the only thing wrong with O’care was the website. Now that the website is fixed, everything is wonderful.
I sent a letter to my Dem Senator Kay Hagan in October 2013 complaining about the health insurance policy I liked being cancelled and the O’Care bronze replacements being more expensive with higher deductibles and less coverage. I didn’t receive a response until March. In it she called the website fiasco unacceptable. She also quoted statistics about the number of people in NC who could now get affordable health care insurance, touted how wonderful it is that people with preexisting conditions can buy health insurance, talked about how women now don’t have to pay more for their health insurance, and was effusive about the poor people who now had health insurance. Nothing about policies being cancelled, higher premiums, or higher deductibles and copays.
The Democrats have no intention of modifying O’care. They will be spinning all summer about how wonderful it is now that the website is fixed. This is no different than the spin on how much unemployment has improved and the claims of low inflation. Keep telling a lie and ultimately the people will believe it.
“Some will live.....some will die.” I have not one iota of sympathy for her.
Looks like her replacement will be even worse, IF she gets confirmed.
Ks you are both incompetent and stupid. A pair favored in Government....
Do you honestly believe that soebarkah cares? The damage is done, which is exactly what he wanted. His destruction of the United States continues apace.
REPEAL - and don’t replace.
Just another product of a lifetime of participation ribbons. Everyone is right; everyone’s a winner!
Moron. Idiot. Clueless. But in charge os 1/6 of the economy
Be gone b*tch! Burn in hell for all the problems, some life threatening, you have caused millions of Americans. In a just world she wouldn’t be able to get a janitorial position. As it is, her Dem criminal colleagues will make sure she’s taken care of. Within six months she’ll be president of some university or have a high-up position at some think tank.
She is dumb.
She is liberal.
(Takes #1 to be #2.)
And, since the Obamadork/felon appointed her, she is also undoubtedly corrupt.
Her "failure" simply imposed a plan for coercive government abuse of every citizen in America by nameless and faceless bureaucrats whose very salaries will be paid by the victims, and by politicians whose only goal was to institutionalize their power and control over future generations of Americans.
Those future generations, confronted by the former 200+-year history of a free society, and the sad and inglorious history of what so-called "progressive" regressives did to that society by their arrogant actions, will understand what happened to their liberty.
There is certainly a lot of evidence pointing that way. I for one, don’t give the Zero that much credit. His owners however is another matter.
I worked on an IT project near DC. They had already failed twice. On our effort, they scrutinized the project documentation, but not the software configuration. Example: some previously approved documentation was UNapproved because the county wanted “Table of Contents” not the previously approved label of “Contents”. So, multiple IT professionals had to stop working on the software to reedit approved documentation. Example: the county project manager never logged into the system ONCE until it went live. So, he never saw what he was going to get until it was too late to change.
Glad you and the Almighty are so tight that you know His mind.
The website failure was ENGINEERED so as to justify the miserable subscription rates. “Well, we would’ve had greater numbers had the website worked”.. This scam is STILL being foisted upon the American people when convenient for the regime.
Prison? Hey, lay off. She admitted she was wrong. I’m sure she learned from this experience, and that makes her a perfect Democratic candidate for, well, something. /sarc
She said: “I thought I was getting the best information from the best experts but clearly that didn’t go well.”
Here’s the statement that should be made RIGHT NOW. A qualified leader should KNOW what questions to ask and be able to learn if the answers are the best. She *thought*. Right there - that’s the proof that her appointment was political.
Just from the Rose Garden ceremony I gathered the following. Sebelius is a true believer in liberalism. She thinks that the purpose of the liberal project is to help people. She does not seem to know that liberalism is just a path to power for the insiders or that the ultimate goal is totalitarianism.
This replacement lady is cast iron. She immediately began to brag about her vast "achievements" for the past twelve months as OMB boss. She knows what the real purpose of the liberal project is and now that Sebelius is going to take all the heat now and well into the future, they can use this new toy, the ACA, for it's real purpose, gaining and holding more and more power.
The fools in charge haven't a frigging clue how the world works - they hire clueless incompetent fools just like them to attempt to carry out their stupid vision. Everyone's furiously waving wands and they're all gobsmacked that it doesn't work.
Thankfully she’s not as loose in her thinking process that precludes her from putting on clothes before she appears in public.
Clearly the M.O. of this administration. Totally screw up and then lie about it as long as it takes for the media to decide it's old news and lets move on. See Benghazi, F&F, IRS, ad infinitum.
She could have resigned 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 months ago..but this was carefully timed. Sebelius takes one for the Team, Obama gets a mulligan as he re-launches new-and-improved Obamacare just in time for the mid-term elections.
If only Sebelius were black, he’d have the perfect scapegoat.
How many of the following ten signs of incompetence did Mistress Sebelius show on a daily basis?
10 rules of an incompetent professional
LinkedIn ^ | 4/10/14 | Pedro Amador
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I would like to share the best rules that place ignorance at the most unsuspected limits. Im positive youll recognize someone close to you who appears to be a true professional but who, in reality, isnt anything more than an unqualified beginner. These are, in my opinion the most important rules:
Excellent summary and why it is a waste of time to try and discuss anything with a liberal.
“Considering her track record of failures, she like other liberals are too stupid to learn from their mistakes. Obummer made a dreadful choice in her and he wont learn from that mistake either.”
This whole administration, from their absolute insistence on emplacing rabid incompetent ideologues into high government office right on down to their active campaign to infest all of government with the diversity of “wise whatever ethnicity” is a testament to failure most certain.
They cannot succeed in their devolution of this country because they have no idea of what formulates its success, period. They only know carping, dissatisfaction and strife, and they fail to realize that tactic is only good for gaining power. It is not a formula for keeping it.
This woman is representative of democrats. They’re just plain dumb. When she realized a page was missing in her “official” announcement, don’t tell the world! Ad lib a line then end it.
I wish you weren't right. But even the media can't make this stink go away.
She’s going to Hell.
Maybe Ted Cruz was right. Ya think? But nooooooooo...., let’s play the ‘Republicans are Obstructionists’ game instead. Losers of this administration and their kneepad-clad media would NEVER admit it.
So, if Sebelius was flat-out wrong,,does that mean those who said the rollout was going to be a disaster were actually right?
Why yes, I believe that’s the case.
I hope you’re not a betting man.
Then, as Christians, we’d better start praying for her.
We’d better not find pleasure in that thought or we’ll be the ones ending up in that place.
ObamaCare will soon enough be changed into SebeliusFail by this administration and MSM.
To be frank, there are a lot of other people that are in front of her on my prayer list. If you feel bad about the fact that Kathleen Sebelius is going to Hell, then feel free to spend 24 hours a day in prayer for her.
Unless she does a complete 180 (which is remotely possible) then she is going to go to Hell. Do you disagree with that FACT? Do people who support the murdering of unborn children have a special dispensation that allows them to avoid the eternal punishment that God has promised to those who are unrepentant sinners?
We shouldn't sugar coat the fact that there are a lot of people on that road. I think that anyone who has the attitude that she has about killing unborn children should not be surprised when they end up spending eternity with the likes of Adolf Hitler and Adolf Eichmann.
Kathleen Sebelius is objectively a very evil person. I see nothing in her life that would suggest that she is going to end up anywhere other than the fires of Hell.
Her TV interview was the final programmed act of her departure drama.....and was designed to soften her image and put a closing pleasant face on her abrupt leave-taking.
Everything is pre-planned and then acted out in the political big leagues, folks....and in this case, the media cooperated fully in providing Sibelius with immediate air time to close out her ObamaCare career with a sweet smile and plenty of high-oil rub to cover her failures.
She'll get another high-paying job in the U.S. government itself, or a government-subsidized foundation/organization/charity...or in government-subsidized academia......
.....and the media will be orgasmic that she's still "in service to her country"....and she'll get on the cooperative "Meet the Press" the very next Sunday...and her hands will be in our pockets on her very next payday.
I have said this before, and will say it again, the U.S. government (0bama regime), is totally out of control.
I could be wrong, but methinks even the LIV see this.
Here’s the double edged sword that is OCare.
What happens to the ins. companies once OCare is repealed?
They are losing money as we speak. They probably cannot go back to offering the low-cost policies from before OCare was forced down everyone’s throat.