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  • Kathleen, I’ve got a feeling you’re still in Kansas (Health insurance)

    04/20/2012 6:30:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 2012 | Dr. Milton R. Wolf
    Republicans embrace big-government health care Sebelius left behindLiberals are a curious breed. They actually believe the government can mandate you into prosperity. They wave a magic wand, and the universe bends to their whim. At the end of each day, they rest their weary heads blissfully - willfully - unaware of the damage they cause. Witness Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Before she was wielding the iron fist of power granted to her by Obamacare, she was the Kansas’ governor and, before that, the Kansas insurance commissioner. Health insurance mandates were her stock in trade, and with...
  • Sebelius: Thanks to Obamacare, Law Student Can 'Devote Her Career' to Social Justice

    04/15/2012 2:10:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/15/12 | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( – Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Thursday that Obamacare had made it possible for a 25-year-old law student to devote her career to working on social justice issues instead of working for a big law firm. At Rev. Al Sharpton’s 14th annual NAN conference, Sebelius touted the Administration’s health care overhaul, which she also said was responsible for helping close racial and ethnic health gaps in the country. “Because of the steps we’ve taken there are 410,000 African American young adults across the country who were uninsured but now have insurance coverage under their...
  • Sebelius: Youth Violence Leads to Asthma and Obesity

    04/02/2012 4:42:11 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Sebelius: Youth Violence Leads to Asthma and Obesity By Penny Starr April 2, 2012 ( – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Monday that youth violence is a “chronic health issue” that can lead to asthma, obesity, or depression for "the youth who are involved," although she did not make clear whether she was speaking solely about the victims of youth violence or the perpetrators or both. “But it's important to remember--you just heard from the law enforcement side of this--it’s important to remember that the costs of violence go beyond deaths or injuries or tolls on...
  • 'War on women?' Beware the liberal hyperbole

    03/29/2012 7:30:11 AM PDT · by rhema · 1 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 3/28/12 | Jennifer A. Marshall
    America is in the midst of a gravely serious debate about religious liberty. It was touched off by news that President Obama's health-care law will coerce some religious groups to violate conscience by covering certain products and services in their health plans or face steep fines. Sadly, liberals have conjured up distractions from this critical constitutional issue. They're charging defenders of the First Amendment with waging a "war on women." Yes, it's an absurd stretch. So is the claim that defending employers' ability to manage their own health plans - free from the dictates of the health-care law - amounts...
  • HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor hanging out at Restaurant

    03/26/2012 7:48:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies · 148+ views
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | 3/26/12 | staff
    What an amazing coincidence. After the first day of the ObamaCARE hearings, and the night before the most important day in the hearings, Obama’s Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Obama appointed far left Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor happen to be dining for dinner at Nora Restaurant, at the same time of night. Of all the restaurants in the Washington DC area, I find quite fishy. Does Nora Restaurant serve fish? I don’t know if they were sitting together or not, but it still is just another amazing coincidence. Katie Harbath @katieharbath Sec Sibelius and Justice Sotomayor...
  • Time to FREEP Rally for Religious Freedom - Roanoke 3/23 Who's coming?!!?

    03/21/2012 7:00:56 PM PDT · by Huber · 6 replies
    When and Where: 12-1 at the Poff Federal Building, 210 Franklin Rd., SW, Roanoke, VA—(meet at the corner of 3rd St. and Franklin Rd.) Folks - You know what to do. We need a real FReeper showing in Roanoke this Friday. If you're on Facebook, sign up for the Rally, if not, let me know here if you'll be there. Bring your most creative signs and MOABs. (Remember to keep it polite, there are likely to be a lot of nice church people there who may not be used to high sarcasm or Protest Warrior tactics!) Try to get there...
  • Free Sterilizations Must be Offered to All College Women, Says HHS

    03/18/2012 7:15:23 PM PDT · by McBuff · 74 replies ^ | March 17, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - All student health care plans covering female college students in the United States must include coverage for free voluntary sterilization surgery, the Department of Health and Human Services announced late Friday afternoon. Women of college age who do not attend school will also get free sterilization coverage whether they are insured through an employer, their parents, or some form of government-subsidized plan.
  • It is a matter of religious liberty

    03/17/2012 2:26:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies · 1+ views
    JS Online ^ | 3-17-12 | Timothy Cardinal Dolan
    Freedom doesn't depend on the benevolence of our leader Washington is a spin town, where politicians sometimes play fast with the truth. It is evident right now as some of them try to say that valid concerns over freedom of religion are nothing but disguised threats against contraception. I'd write it off to "business as usual" for the nation's capital if it did not involve something as vital as our First Amendment. This is no more about women's health than the American Revolution was about tea. It's about the First Freedom. Religious freedom is a fundamental right of all. This...
  • HHS Secretary Sebelius may bypass Texas Gov direct federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

    03/09/2012 11:18:42 PM PST · by timlot · 10 replies
    The announcement came a day after Gov. Rick Perry said the state will use state money to continue the program, which covers birth control and basic health screenings for about 130,000 women. He did not provide details. "Sebelius also said direct federal funding for Planned Parenthood is under consideration. Rep. Gene Green, D-Houston, who accompanied Sebelius on the tour, said the federal government could bypass the state altogether. "We're going to be looking at this on the legislative side," he said."
  • Obama administration to end funding for Texas health program over state's abortion law

    03/09/2012 7:08:53 PM PST · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/9/2012 | AP
    The federal government will stop funding a Texas health program that serves 130,000 low-income women because of a state law that bars abortion-affiliated clinics from getting public money, a top U.S. health official said Friday. The federal money, which covers 90 percent of the state's $40 million program, will be phased out between May and September because the law violates federal regulations requiring that women have a choice in medical care, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said during a trip to Houston. That means the Women's Health Program will join a long list of programs nationwide on the...
  • Feds to stop funding Texas women's health program

    03/09/2012 6:33:16 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 9, 2012
    The federal government will stop funding a Texas health program that serves 130,000 low-income women because of a state law that bars abortion-affiliated clinics from getting public money, a top U.S. health official said Friday. The federal money, which covers 90 percent of the state's $40 million program, will be phased out between May and September because the law violates federal regulations requiring that women have a choice in medical care, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said during a trip to Houston.
  • Sebelius: 'No Idea' if Obamacare Increases Deficit

    03/08/2012 8:33:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | March 8, 2012 | Kate Hicks
    You know Kathleen Sebelius well. She's Secretary of Health and Human Services, which, among other things, makes her in charge of implementing Obamacare. You'd think she'd know the law inside and out, and that she'd be able to at least semi-coherently answer questions about it at a Senate hearing. But when Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) asks her about the program's effect on the national debt, she melts into a stuttering puddle, and he schools her on the economics of the law. The most damning exchange occurs when he asks her about healthcare waivers, which would exempt certain employers from having...
  • The Parable of the Good Vegetarian

    03/08/2012 8:18:33 PM PST · by Huber · 35 replies · 1+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 3/8/12 | Huber
    Nikki Cole’s upbringing was unremarkable; her father was the manager of a smallish manufacturing plant in the Midwestern town where they lived, and her mother was mostly stay at home although she volunteered two days a week at the county hospital. Nikki and her two siblings all attended the local Catholic schools through high school. High School is where Nikki had come to vegetarianism. Initially Nikki came to feel that it was unnecessary for animals to die for her meal when there were so many healthier alternatives that would meet her nutritional needs. At the time that Nikki grew up...

    03/08/2012 9:39:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon | 03/08/2012
    Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius appeared flummoxed by questioning from Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) at a hearing on the new health care law Wednesday. Johnson challenged Sebelius over a number of the Obama administration’s claims about the new health care law, namely that it will reduce the deficit and allow individuals to keep their current healthcare plans. On several occasions, Sebelius professed to have “no idea” what Johnson was talking about. Johnson cited a McKinsey Group study that estimated 30 to 50 percent of employers would drop their employee coverage once the new law is fully implement,...
  • The War on Fertility: The left's birth-control fixation is about more than sexual freedom.

    03/06/2012 2:45:53 PM PST · by rhema · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/2/12 | JAMES TARANTO
    If there is one word that captures the Orwellian nature of contemporary feminism, it is "choice." It's not just the word's wide use as a euphemism for abortion. You can understand why people on that side of the abortion issue prefer to frame their position in abstract terms, as a defense of liberty, rather than concretely discussing the specific freedom they are defending. Some of them are no doubt sincere in saying that they favor "the right to choose" in general and have no brief for abortion in particular. But not all. People who claim to favor "reproductive choice" are...
  • Sebelius: Decrease in Human Beings Will Cover Cost of Contraception Mandate

    03/01/2012 3:51:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies · 3+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 3/1/12 | Fred Lucas
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a House panel Thursday that a reduction in the number of human beings born in the United States will compensate employers and insurers for the cost of complying with the new HHS mandate that will require all health-care plans to cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including those that cause abortions. “The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for the cost of contraception,” Sebelius said. She went on to say the estimated cost is “down not up.” Sebelius took questions from the House Energy and Commerce
  • Kathleen Sebelius: (new) Rule coming soon on contraception coverage

    02/29/2012 5:51:50 AM PST · by NYer · 37 replies · 3+ views
    Politico ^ | February 28, 2012 | KATE NOCERA
    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the Obama administration plans to issue a rule "in the near future" on its compromise plan on contraception coverage and is meeting with insurers, clergy and health leaders to get feedback on how to make it work.“We’ve begun outreach. I have talked to Catholic health leaders, I’m reaching out to priests. We’re also talking to union leaders, we’re talking to our partners at labor who run the self-insured plans to figure out a strategy,” Sebelius told reporters at a conference in D.C. on Tuesday.“We intend to propose a rule in the near future on...
  • Gallup: 72% of All Americans and 56% of Democrats Say Obamacare Mandate Unconstitutional

    02/27/2012 9:01:58 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Gallup: 72% of All Americans and 56% of Democrats Say Obamacare Mandate Unconstitutional By Terence P. Jeffrey February 27, 2012 Subscribe to Terence P. Jeffrey's posts Kathleen Sebelius Barack Obama HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and President Barack Obama at the White House on Feb. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ( Seventy-two percent of American adults and 56 percent of self-professed Democrats say that the provision in the health-care law signed by President Barack Obama that requires individuals to purchase health insurance or pay a fine is unconstitutional, says the Gallup Poll. In March, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear cases...
  • HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Pitches Obama Re-Elect at N.C. Gay-Rights Fundraiser

    02/26/2012 2:36:31 PM PST · by kristinn · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | Sunday, February 26, 2012 | Tim Funk
    At a Charlotte, N.C., gathering that often sounded like an Obama campaign rally, top Cabinet member Kathleen Sebelius told nearly 1,400 people at a gay-rights fundraiser Saturday night that it is "hugely important" to not only re-elect her boss in November but also to defeat the proposed North Carolina constitutional amendment further limiting marriage to a man and a woman. Democrat Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said a host of Obama-initiated advances for the gay community - including repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" in the military - could be "wiped out in a...
  • Obama's Nurse Ratched

    02/16/2012 3:17:09 PM PST · by rhema · 13 replies · 1+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 2/16/12 | ROBERT M. GOLDBERG
    Behind every powerful health care mandate under Obamacare is a power-hungry woman named Kathleen Sebelius. As the Health and Human Services Secretary, she has unprecedented power under Obamacare to control health care decisions, the approval of medical products and the national biomedical research agenda. The Secretary is not only the key player; she is the only one on the field. "The Secretary shall…" is mentioned more than 1000 times in the new health care law. Sebelius is using that power to promote a liberal agenda and Obama's re-election. She pushed the contraception edict. Her staff wrote the rules that decided...