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  • How A Conservative Darling Could Lose His Conservative State

    05/18/2014 3:57:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | 05/18/2014 | Alan Greenblatt
    There's been nothing but bad news lately for Gov. Sam Brownback. The FBI is investigating close associates of the Kansas Republican, including his former chief of staff, for possible lobbying and fundraising improprieties, as well as sweetheart deals involving state business. Brownback dismisses it as a "smear" campaign. Nothing may come of it, but it's certainly made for some bad press. Also, the state's bond rating was cut earlier this month amid plunging revenues, lending credibility to his opponents' arguments that his massive tax-cut packages have damaged the state. "The polls show that he's very vulnerable for somebody who should...
  • MSNBC Host Calls Cover Oregon Failure ‘Biggest Obamacare Train Wreck In The Entire Country’

    04/26/2014 6:52:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 25, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes called the now defunct Cover Oregon website the “biggest Obamacare train wreck in the entire country” Friday on MSNBC. “Today the state gave up and called for help on what has to be the biggest Obamacare train wreck in the entire country,” he said. “Oregon became the first state to dump its own troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead. Oregon spent $248 million of $305 million in federal grant, including $3 million on this cool ad campaign.”
  • Sebelius dodges question about whether she offered resignation

    12/13/2013 5:27:35 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    ByStephanie Condon CBS News December 13, 2013, 6: 31 PM Sebelius dodges question about whether she offered resignation Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday refused to say whether she's offered to resign in the wake of botched rollout of the new Obamacare marketplaces. "I'm not going to discuss what I talk about with the president," Sebelius said from Miami, where she was promoting the new marketplaces. Earlier this week at a congressional hearing, Sebelius acknowledged to lawmakers that the launch of HealthCare.gov, the Obamacare website, was "flawed and failed and frustrating." She hasaccepted responsibility for the failed...
  • BREAKING: White House Admits Democrats Will Lose the Senate

    04/10/2014 4:54:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 41 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/10/14 | Erick Erickson
    Put another way, Kathleen Sebelius has resigned and “Senior Administration Officials” are telling the media it is because of healthcare.gov. You do not have a celebration event last week to celebrate 7 million sign ups and have Sebelius there to get credit then this week throw her under the bus because of a screw up that happened last October. They have been standing with her since last October. They stood with her when the President’s polling was nosediving and throwing her under the bus could have stopped the bleeding. They are doing so now. Sebelius actually resigned last week and...
  • Sibelius not running for Senate, HHS confirms: Report

    04/18/2014 4:02:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 18, 2014 | By Tom Howell Jr.
    Despite rumors in Democratic circles, departing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering a Senate run out of Kansas, an agency spokesman told the Associated Press.
  • Why Obama Won't Fire Sebelius

    10/30/2013 1:05:03 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | not October 30, 2013, but October 29, 2013 | Mathew Cooper
    With the disastrous HealthCare.gov rollout, you would think that if President Obama had not fired Kathleen Sebelius by now, he would have at least seriously considered it. And you'd think she might have readied a resignation letter or even offered to quit. But those close to the White House and Sebelius say there has been no such come-to-Jesus moment between the two and they don't see one happening anytime soon. In short, Sebelius is staying.
  • Sebelius Reign Of Incompetence Over

    Kathleen Sebelius is resigning. Sebelius must rank among the top 5 incompetent cabinet secretaries of all time. She should have resigned when the Obamacare website failed. Her agency had three years to put the website together and make sure it was up to snuff. That website has less traffic than Amazon and any number of online retailers. Yet it failed spectacularly. In fact, the website still fails on a regular basis. It remains difficult to sign up for Obamacare and it’s nearly impossible to cancel a policy on the website. The website alone ought to be enough for Sebelius to...
  • Sebelius stays on just long enough to get government benefits

    04/22/2014 4:06:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Alex Pappas
    When the embattled Kathleen Sebelius announced her intention to resign as secretary of Health and Human Services, she pledged to stay in President Barack Obama’s cabinet until her replacement was confirmed by the Senate. Turns out, there may be a financial incentive for the former Kansas governor to take her time getting out of Washington. Next week, Sebelius becomes eligible to receive a government pension and continue certain taxpayer-funded health-care benefits when she hits her five-year employment mark with the federal government, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) policy indicates. Under OPM rules, Sebelius, who was sworn into office on April...
  • HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Resigning (Confirmation)

    04/10/2014 4:12:12 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 64 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 4/11/2014 | JEFF ZELENY
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will announce Friday she is stepping down, ABC News has confirmed. The president will nominate Sylvia Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her. Sebelius approached President Obama about a month ago and asked to step down after the health care sign-up numbers were released, two senior administration officials and a confidante of Sebelius' told ABC News. The White House always worried about finding someone to win confirmation at HHS, but Burwell was overwhelmingly confirmed as budget director with a vote of 96-0 about a year ago. Earlier today...
  • Kathleen Sebelius is resigning because Obamacare has won

    04/10/2014 8:38:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Vox ^ | April 10, 2014 | Ezra Klein
    . Obamacare has won. And that's why Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius can resign. Calls for Sebelius's resignation were almost constant after Obamacare's catastrophic launch. The problem wasn't just that Sebelius had presided over the construction of a fantastically expensive web site that flatly didn't work. It was that she didn't know healthcare.gov was going to instantly, systemically fail. And so the White House didn't know that healthcare.gov was going to instantly, systemically fail. The demands that Sebelius to step down — or be fired — were as deafening inside the building as outside of it. But...
  • Kansas AG resigns after admitting affair

    12/14/2007 1:55:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 104+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/07 | Carl Manning - ap
    TOPEKA, Kan. - Attorney General Paul Morrison announced his resignation Friday, less than a week after he acknowledged having an extramarital affair with a former employee who has accused him of sexual harassment, and of professional misconduct aimed at his predecessor. "I have held others accountable for their actions, and now I must be held accountable for my mistakes," Morrison said in a statement read to reporters. At one point, he paused to gather himself. "Many people feel betrayed by my actions, and they have every right to feel that way." Morrison's resignation is effective Jan. 31, 2008. Gov. Kathleen...
  • More details disclosed in [Kansas AG Paul] Morrison affair

    12/17/2007 7:52:46 PM PST · by Huntress · 14 replies · 340+ views
    Topeka Capital Journal ^ | 12/16/07 | Tim Carpenter
    In the twilight of their extramarital affair, Linda Carter urged Paul Morrison to let her go, repair his shattered marriage and resolve his hatred of Phill Kline. If not, Carter said, Morrison's life would remain a powder keg. A destructive fireball, when eventually triggered, would consume all in his wake: wife, children, friends, colleagues — even Carter. In announcing his resignation Friday, Attorney General Paul Morrison says he has been working "to get right" with God, his family and his friends. Morrison chose not to make peace with Kline. He made intermittent attempts to console his family, but he also...
  • White House Solicited Millions in Private Funding for Obamacare Outreach

    04/21/2014 3:22:34 PM PDT · by Siegfried X · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 04/21/2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The White House and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) solicited millions in donations from private health care companies for a nonprofit organization to promote Obamacare, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO released a report on Monday following a request from Republican senators to investigate HHS’s coordination with Enroll America, a “nonprofit, nonpartisan” organization founded by former White House staffers. The report noted that former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius contacted the CEOs of five organizations last year to “solicit support” for Enroll America, which it would use to promote Obamacare. Additionally, the report links the...
  • Why are some Democrats running from Obamacare?

    04/18/2014 9:30:06 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | April 18, 2014 | Halimah Abdullah
    Washington (CNN) -- The Obamacare enrollment is 8 million strong and growing. Polls have shown that voters love popular provisions calling for mandatory coverage for maternity care and extending coverage for young people up to age 26 to stay on their parents' health insurance policies. And recent figures from the Congressional Budget Office show that Obamacare will cost about $5 billion less to implement in 2014 than originally estimated. Still, some Democrats have run from the President's signature health care reform law so fast, they've practically left skid marks. The question is: Will they run back? ~snip~ Last November, the...
  • Obama taps woman who denied access to war vets from memorial for ObamaCare

    04/17/2014 6:49:14 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 17 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | By Judi McLeod
    It seems that the woman who denied war vets access to their Memorial is the same one who will get to deny them their health care. But don’t worry the mainstream media reminds us Sylvia has a smiling face. Health and Human Services director Kathleen Sebelius replacement Sylvia Mathews Burwell, handpicked by Barack Obama on March 4, 2013 as new director of the Office Management and Budget, is coming to the HHS portfolio under a stench. It’s not just the usual stench wafting from epic fail ObamaCare, nor even the stench from sorting through the garbage looking for clues on...
  • Milton Wolf Receives Massive Gift From Washington DC

    04/17/2014 5:37:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    What a Godsend. Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas is being challenged by Dr. Milton Wolf, and today, Wolf received a huge gift from Washington DC. Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius Campaigns For Obama In MichiganThe Drudge Report linked to an article in the New York Times that Kathleen Sebelius might consider running for Senate from Kansas after resigning from the Obama administration. “Ms. Sebelius is considering entreaties from Democrats who want her to run against that old friend, Senator Pat Roberts, Republican of Kansas. Several Democrats said this week that Ms. Sebelius had been mentioned with growing frequency as someone who...
  • Obamacare Must Go Regardless of Who is Obama’s Next HHS Nominee

    04/17/2014 4:11:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Tim Scott
    At the end of the day, we all want Americans to have access to affordable, quality healthcare, but Obamacare is the wrong path to get to that goal. As we begin to review the qualifications and record of President Obama’s new nominee to become HHS Secretary, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, current director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), will have to answer a number of very important questions during her upcoming confirmation hearings before both the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. And while Ms. Burwell was unanimously confirmed to become OMB director,...
  • Kansas Dems reportedly trying to recruit … Kathleen Sebelius for Senate

    04/16/2014 10:32:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/16/2014 | AllahPundit
    Really? With every Republican in the country set to run ObamaCare attack ads this fall, the Democratic Party’s going to double down in a perennially red state on the captain of the Healthcare.gov Titanic?There’s got to be a hidden motive in pushing a story this bananas to the media. But what? In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of “gross incompetence” over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and demanded that she resign as secretary of health and human services. Now she is weighing...
  • Sebelius Said to Weigh Run for Kansas Senate Seat

    04/16/2014 6:03:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jeremy W. Peters
    WASHINGTON — In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of “gross incompetence” over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and demanded that she resign as secretary of health and human services. Now she is weighing revenge.
  • Kathleen Sebelius: Scapegoat

    04/15/2014 6:14:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Dictionary.com offers two definitions for scapegoat: "1. A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place; 2. Chiefly biblical. A goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head. Lev. 16:8,10,26." Both definitions seem to fit last week's announcement of the "resignation" of Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services, who presided over the disastrous rollout of the government's website, healthcare.gov, which was supposed to provide easy access for people who wished to sign up for Obamacare....
  • GOP, Don't Be Comforted by Sebelius' Resignation

    04/15/2014 4:36:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    As horrible as Kathleen Sebelius has been as this nation's health and human services secretary, she has been exactly who President Barack Obama has wanted her to be. This was no rogue incompetent tinkering with America's health care. This was one of Obama's chief lieutenants, one who was doing his bidding every step of that treacherous road they traveled together. Don't get me wrong; Sebelius was inexcusably bad -- arrogant, defiant, uncompassionate, dogmatic and unrepentant. Obama cashiered her only because it was time to deflect blame from himself and change the channel. There is nothing incompatible between assigning major blame...
  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell, new Obamacare head, former Vince Foster trash picker (w/classic FR link!)

    04/14/2014 12:40:19 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Bunkerville ^ | 4-14-2014 | Bunkerville
    Sylvia Mathews Burwell, new Obamacare head, former Vince Foster trash picker April 14, 2014 — bunkerville Strange how the memory bank of the GOP is so short these days. So Ms Burwell will slide into the position of head of Obamacare without a smidgen of discussion of her political ties. Rather than choosing someone with a Healthcare background, let’s pick another political operative. She got herself off to a good start with helping out Hillary and Bill Clinton and picking through dead Vince Foster’s trash the day of his death. No worries over White Water for sure. So just who...
  • Let HHS nominee Sylvia Burwell explain Obamacare lie

    04/14/2014 4:28:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 14, 2014 | By Marc A. Thiessen
    Senate Democrats have been desperately trying to move the national conversation away from Obamacare to just about anything else before the midterm elections — “paycheck fairness,” the minimum wage, even the Koch brothers. But President Obama’s choice of Sylvia Burwell to replace Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of Health and Human Services thrusts Obamacare right back into the national spotlight — and with it Obama’s false promise that “if you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan.” Burwell should not be confirmed until she explains how OMB allowed the president of the United States to lie — repeatedly...
  • Ted Cruz: HHS used “funny numbers” for its ObamaCare enrollment claims

    04/14/2014 12:04:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Count Ted Cruz among the unimpressed about the HHS claim that over seven million Americans enrolled in ObamaCare by the end of the open-enrollment deadline. Javier Manjarres conducted a short telephone interview with Sen. Cruz, pointing out an earlier story broken by talk radio host Drew Steele about notification letters from HHS of ObamaCare auto-enrollment and questioned whether those were part of the HHS calculations. Cruz called this part of the mystery around the “funny numbers” coming out of the Obama administration, and wondered how many of the 7.1 million were only partial sign-ups:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The...
  • Cruz: Senate Democrats ‘Demanded Kathleen Sebelius’ Head’

    04/14/2014 8:31:16 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/04/14/cruz-senate-democrats-demanded-kathleen-sebelius-head/
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz believes Senate Democrats are the ones who forced Kathleen Sebelius to step down as health and human services secretary.Cruz told NBC News that Democrats are worried that Republicans will take back the Senate because of Obamacare.“Kathleen Sebelius’ resignation is the latest indication of just what a disaster Obamacare is. Obamacare is the most disastrous, the most damaging piece of legislation in modern times,” Cruz told NBC News. “And I believe she resigned because Senate Democrats are scared.”Cruz told Fox News that Senate Democrats “demanded Kathleen Sebelius’ head.”“They are running scared because every one of...
  • Ted Cruz Blasts Notion Sebelius Resigned Because Obamacare Succeeded

    04/13/2014 9:01:45 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Apr 2014 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that, if the mainstream media and Democrats are correct that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigned because Obamacare succeeded, then every other Democrat should follow her out of the Obama administration.  Speaking at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, which was organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United, Cruz joined other potential 2016 GOP presidential contenders at the event the day after Sebelius left the administration after the disastrous Obamacare rollout.Cruz said that if people listen to Democrats or the mainstream press (Cruz apologized for repeating himself – to much laughter), "they will tell...
  • Kathleen Sebelius' Reign Of Error

    04/14/2014 9:05:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Health Overhaul: The midwife of ObamaCare exits stage left, leaving behind wreckage that once was the finest health care system in the world, less affordable health insurance and patients unable to find doctors and hospitals. Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of Health and Human Services — referred to in the increasingly un-Affordable Care Act's iconic use of the phrase "the Secretary shall determine," which appears in ObamaCare's guiding document no fewer than 1,005 times — has determined that it's time to go. Or rather it's been determined for her by a White House in whose parallel universe ObamaCare's current alleged enrollment...
  • Repeal and replace Obamacare

    04/14/2014 3:39:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | Star Parker
    The announced departure of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sibelius marks the end of a chapter of American history. Sibelius, aside from President Obama, has been the most prominent public face on the signature initiative of the Obama administration – the Affordable Health Care Act. The question before Americans today is whether we are concluding the first chapter of a dream come true or whether this may be the beginning of the end of a nightmare. I’m hoping Americans will wake up and see Obamacare for the nightmare it is. Victory dances are taking place in the “dream come true” camp that...
  • Andrea Mitchell Fails to Ask Kathleen Sebelius Obvious Question About 'Resignation'

    04/13/2014 3:31:38 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 13, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Andrea Mitchell needs to turn in her journalism  card...now! She completely blew the opportunity to ask outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a question that would have shed light on whether she voluntarily resigned or, as many have speculated, she was fired by the White House. Despite interviewing Sebelius for over five minutes on Meet The Press (video after the jump), Mitchell absurdly neglected to point out a big discrepancy in Sebelius' accounts of her departure.
  • Health Secretary Resigns

    04/12/2014 8:11:15 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 April 2014 | John Semmens
    This week it was announced that Kathleen Sebelius will be leaving her post as Secretary of Health and Human Services. President Obama thanked her for “her courageous and tireless efforts to ensure that every American has health insurance.” Afterward, those in attendance gave her a standing ovation. “Secretary Sebelius has had to face hostility every step of the way toward this monumental achievement,” the President declared. “Critics in Congress said the Affordable Care Act wouldn’t be affordable. Consumers complained that the policies offered under the ACA cover less than their old plans and cost more. Others were too inept to...
  • Sarah Palin tells us just who Sylvia Burwell (The replacement for Sebilius) really is.

    04/12/2014 12:16:17 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 60 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook Page ^ | 4-12-2012 | Sarah Palin
    You just can't make this stuff up.
  • Sebelius Gets Ultimate Obamacare Promotion: Unemployed

    04/12/2014 4:21:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | John Ransom
    HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius will now get to enjoy one of the benefits of Obamacare touted by Democrats: She'll have a lot more time to make dinner. That's because like a lot of other Obamacare victims, she has now lost her job. Thank goodness her insurance is portable. In losing her job as the head of Health and Human Services, she can take satisfaction that she now gets to see Obamacare in the same way the rest of us do, as a job destroyer. If anybody in the media sees the irony in the fact that Sebelius lost her job...
  • What Sebelius's Exit Means for Obama [ Obama needs plausible deniability over the numbers ]

    04/10/2014 9:27:55 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 18 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | April 10 2014 | David Graham
    What Kathleen Sebelius's Exit Means for Obama—and Obamacare. With the healthcare law finally on track after a disastrous start, the secretary of Health and Human Services is leaving the administration.
  • 9 Things You Might Not Know About HHS Nominee Sylvia Burwell

    04/11/2014 4:35:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 11, 2014 | by Alina Kleineidam
    The president nominated Sylvia Burwell, the current director of the Office of Management and Budget, to succeed Sebelius. Burwell has long career in government, but she’s actually much more interesting than your typical bureaucrat. Here’s nine things you might not know about the woman who is likely to be the next HHS Secretary: She’s really smart. Obama is not the first president she’s worked for. She accidentally ran a half marathon. She was forced to get involved in last year’s government shutdown. She knows how to handle money — and crises. Her fifth date was a bit unusual. She engages...
  • Sebelius’ Parting Words: ‘And Unfortunately, a Page Is Missing’

    04/11/2014 9:10:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Sebelius’ Parting Words: ‘And Unfortunately, a Page Is Missing’ April 11, 2014 - 11:21 AM By Melanie Hunter HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (CNSNews.com) – Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius officially announced her resignation Friday, but just like the glitches that plagued the federal website for Obamacare – healthcare.gov – which she was responsible for, Sebelius experienced a glitch of her own when the last page of her speech went missing. “So the personal reward for me at the end of the day are the folks who approach me, the strangers who approach me...
  • AP SOURCE: HHS SECRETARY KATHLEEN SEBELIUS RESIGNING AFTER ROCKY HEALTH CARE LAW ROLLOUT

    04/10/2014 3:36:16 PM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 206 replies
    AP ^ | April 10 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigning after rocky health care law rollout.
  • Rivkin/Foley: An ObamaCare Board Answerable to No One: 'Death panel' is new beast, w/god-like powers

    06/20/2013 12:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 19, 2013 | David B. Rivkin, Jr. and Elizabeth P. Foley
    Signs of ObamaCare's failings mount daily, including soaring insurance costs, looming provider shortages and inadequate insurance exchanges. Yet the law's most disturbing feature may be the Independent Payment Advisory Board. The IPAB, sometimes called a "death panel," threatens both the Medicare program and the Constitution's separation of powers. At a time when many Americans have been unsettled by abuses at the Internal Revenue Service and Justice Department, the introduction of a powerful and largely unaccountable board into health care merits special scrutiny. For a vivid illustration of the extent to which life-and-death medical decisions have already been usurped by government...
  • Sebelius: Health Care Waivers Are For Union Pals, Not a Dying Child

    06/06/2013 4:12:33 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 47 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/06/2013 | IBD Staff
    Health Care: Kathleen Sebelius' claim she can't waive a rule to save a 10-year-old's life is rich, given she was last seen doling out ObamaCare waivers like candy to union groups. Welcome to the world of politicized health care. This week, lawmakers pressed Sebelius, who heads the Health and Human Services Department, to step in to help a Pennsylvania girl suffering cystic fibrosis in urgent need of a lung transplant. Because she's only 10, Sarah Murnaghan can't access lungs from adult donors, only those from children, of which there are none currently available. [snip] Whether Sebelius should have intervened in...
  • Dying Girl to Receive Lung Transplant After Sebelius Denied It

    06/12/2013 9:50:00 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 100 replies
    A dying girl who needs a lung transplant and only has weeks to live has will receive the long-awaited lung transplant she so desperately needs. Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl dying of cystic fibrosis, received national attention after HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius refused to help.
  • Unnecessary Tragedy

    06/12/2013 4:24:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Last week, a federal judge ordered Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to allow 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, to be moved to the adult lung transplant list. That gives her a better chance of receiving a potentially lifesaving transplant. Sarah Murnaghan's fate should force us to examine our organ transplant policy. There are more than 88,000 Americans on the organ transplant waiting list. Roughly 10 percent of them will die before receiving an organ. These lost lives are not so much an act of God as they are an act of Congress because of...
  • Lawmakers Urge Sebelius To Let Dying Child Have Shot at Lung Transplant

    06/04/2013 12:38:30 PM PDT · by drewh · 43 replies
    House Republicans on Tuesday pressed the country’s top health official to cut through the government red tape in order to let a dying child have a chance at getting a lung transplant, as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius continued to argue that the situation is "difficult." Sebelius, ultimately, did not say what the government would do in the high-profile case of 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, who is dying from cystic fibrosis but cannot get an adult lung until they are offered first to adult patients. Georgia Republican Rep. Tom Price, a doctor, told Sebelius that he understands the federal...
  • Ten Year Old Girl Survives Obama's Death Panel

    06/12/2013 6:46:16 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 21 replies
    joytiz.com ^ | 6/12/2013 | Joy Tiz
    Sarah Murnaghan, a victim of ObamaCare at the tender age of just ten years old has beaten back the Death Panel, at least for now. Thanks to the intervention by federal judge Michael Baylson, Sarah got her urgently needed and life saving lung transplant with no time to spare. This is open defiance of Death Panel Czarina Kathleen Sebelius' order that she be allowed to die because it's simply against the rules to allow a child to receive adult lungs. Ignore the fact that the child's doctors all insist that adult lungs would work in Sarah's case. The Czarina hath...
  • Sebelius won’t waive regulation for girl with five weeks to live: ‘Someone lives and someone dies’

    06/04/2013 12:16:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 4, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rebuffed an appeal from Rep. Lou Barletta on behalf of a girl who needs a lung transplant but can’t get one because of a federal regulation that prevents her from qualifying for a transplant. “Please, suspend the rules until we look at this policy,” Barletta, a Pennsylvania Republican, asked Sebelius during a House hearing Tuesday on behalf of Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old girl who needs a lung transplant. She can’t qualify for an adult lung transplant until the age of 12, according to federal regulations, but Sebelius has the authority to waive that...
  • Conservatives Grasp Wrong Stick to Beat Sibelius [sic]

    06/07/2013 5:31:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2013 | Mona Charen
    If I were the parent of a child who might be kept alive -- if only for a few more years -- by a lung transplant, I would move Heaven and Earth to get it done. It's completely understandable that the parents of 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan have made her an Internet and cable news celebrity in a desperate effort to get her on the adult list for a lung transplant. No one with a particle of human sympathy can fail to be moved by the family's situation. The story, however, has loosed a torrent of demagoguery -- some of it...
  • Dan Calabrese: This Is Exactly What Governor Palin Meant

    06/07/2013 4:27:00 AM PDT · by Bratch · 8 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | June 6, 2013 | Adrienne Ross
    Dan Calabrese is yet another to highlight that Governor Palin foretold of “death panels,” for which she was mercilessly criticized. The truth is, unfortunately, that she was right–again. As she pointed out Tuesday on Facebook: And they called us liars when we spoke of “death panels” – faceless bureaucrats coming between you and your doctor to make life and death decisions about a loved one’s survival. It doesn’t sound so far fetched anymore, does it? Via Cain TV, Calabrese writes (emphasis added): Not that she’ll get credit for it, but when Sarah Palin warned of “death panels” resulting from the...
  • Girl dying of cystic fibrosis receives lung transplant

    06/12/2013 11:45:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/12/2013
    <p>Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl dying of cystic fibrosis, is receiving her long-awaited lung transplant.</p> <p>According to a Facebook post from Sarah’s mother, Janet, the family received word this morning of new lungs that had been made available, and Sarah is currently in surgery. The operation could take anywhere from six to 12 hours.</p>
  • Thomas Lucente: Sebelius gives preview of death panels

    06/09/2013 11:10:59 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 40 replies
    Lima News ^ | June 9, 2013 | THOMAS J. LUCENTE Jr.
    U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has to be the most coldhearted person in America. Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl, has end-stage cystic fibrosis. She is on a ventilator and will die in about a month without a lung transplant. Doctors say Sarah’s best hope for survival would be to go on the waiting list for adult lungs rather than continue on the list for pediatric lungs. Unfortunately for Sarah, there is something informally called the Under-12 rule, which says that children under 12 cannot receive adult organs unless adults and teens in their region refuse them...
  • Pa. girl who took on donor rules gets transplant

    06/12/2013 9:10:50 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    Pa. girl who took on donor rules gets transplant Associated PressAssociated Press – 12 mins ago PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old girl whose efforts to qualify for an organ donation drew public debate over how donated lungs are allocated was getting a transplant Wednesday, her family said. Sarah Murnaghan, who suffers from severe cystic fibrosis, was receiving the transplant Wednesday at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, a family spokeswoman said. Her health was deteriorating when a federal judge intervened on June 5, giving her a chance at the much larger list of organs from adult donors. The case could bring change...
  • Policy Makes Lung Transplant Out of Reach for 10-Year-Old

    05/29/2013 2:51:51 PM PDT · by Wanderer99 · 24 replies
    ABC news ^ | May 29, 2013 | Sydney Lupkin
    If Sarah Murnaghan were 12 years old, she would be at the top of the adult lung transplant list because she only has weeks to live and a lung transplant would as-good-as cure her of cystic fibrosis. But she's not 12, and if she doesn't get new lungs, she might not even make it to 11. "We are not asking for preference for Sarah, we are asking for equality," Sarah's mother, Janet Murnaghan, said in a press release. "We strongly believe Sarah should be triaged based on the severity of her illness, not her age." Organ Donation: Should Younger Patients...
  • Sebelius: I can’t suspend the lung-transplant rules for a dying 10-year-old

    06/04/2013 6:35:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 164 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2013 | AllahPundit
    Portrait of a bureaucratic nightmare: A little girl’s dying from cystic fibrosis and has three to five weeks to live unless she gets a lung transplant before then. The good news is that adult lungs can be modified for a child her age in a way that’ll save her life — except that, because she’s only 10, she’s not eligible for them. The “adult” list starts at 12; everyone younger than that goes to the children’s list, where lungs are much harder to come by. The question is, does Sebelius have the authority to suspend those age limitations and make...