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Ellison’s Must Read of the Day

• October 22, 2013 9:14 am

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My must read of the day is "5 Obamacare questions Kathleen Sebelius won’t answer" in Politico:

The administration’s top health official sitting at a hearing table under bright lights, facing a fusillade of questions and criticism: What’s wrong with the site? Why isn’t it fixed yet? Who’s responsible for this train wreck?

That moment could come next Wednesday, when the House Energy and Commerce Committee said Sebelius was "expected" to testify, but HHS would not confirm the date by press time.

The reality is that no matter how long Sebelius sits and takes the heat, there are some questions she can’t or won’t answer.

Recent calls for Sebelius’ resignation, in my mind, are premature. However, there is an obvious need for someone to be answering questions about the program’s rollout, and it should be the person in charge of the program.

Still, one of these questions is something Sebelius can’t answer: whether the administration will delay the individual mandate.

Ultimately, it is not her decision, and it is certainly not a decision she would get to make alone.

The failings of the health care legislation are not the result of a conspiracy, nor are they merely anecdotes from conservatives. They’re real. It is crucial that someone explain how after $400 million dollars and three years taxpayers were provided a ghastly product.

Published under: HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, Obamacare