When pressed about who should be held responsible for the problems with Healthcare.gov during a Congressional oversight hearing, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the buck finally stops with her.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 29, 2013 11:55 am|
In preparation for her appearance before the Health and Human Services Committee tomorrow, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has released her written testimony. While she says very little about the source of Healthcare.gov’s problems, it appears she is going to place almost all the blame on the contractors and drag out the old line about too many people trying to log on.
|By: Jon Walker Monday October 21, 2013 8:02 am|
I consider it entirely unacceptable that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will not testifybefore Congress about the problems with the Affordable Care Act rollout. Her pathetic excuse is scheduling conflicts, but there is nothing that should be more important.
|By: Peterr Saturday October 19, 2013 9:00 am|
We began the week with the government shutdown and the looming threat of a financial default, and it ended with a temporary deal to reopen things and Chuck Todd saying that John Boehner is now a stronger speaker of the House. (Earth to Chuck: No. To borrow from John Cleese, Boehner is not pining for the fjords.) What coupld top this?
Leave it to Kansas . . .
As October snows hit the western part of the state, the Kansas State Supreme Court suspended the law license of former Kansas Attorney General and Martyr to Teh Anti-Abortion Cause Phill Kline.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 8, 2013 12:10 pm|
Sebelius’s excuse is not an argument against going to single-player, this is an argument for why you should have gone for single-payer. If the Republicans are going to completely freak out regardless, there is no reason to compromise. The political response from the GOP will be the same.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 1, 2013 10:12 am|
If you choose to make your plan needlessly complex, you won’t get any slack when you run into problems implementing it.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 2, 2013 7:55 am|
The Obama administration has decided to fight a court order to allow Plan B to be sold over the counter to younger women. This is a very disappointing move by a man that goes to great lengths to pretend to be a “technocrat.”
|By: RH Reality Check Wednesday May 1, 2013 6:49 pm|
Update: The Justice Department filed suit to block Judge Korman’s ruling.
In a proposal that can best be described as adding insult to injury, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved making emergency contraception (EC) available over-the-counter for teens and women ages 15 and up. This convoluted proposal from the Obama administration comes despite a court order in early April by U.S. District Court Judge Edward R. Korman to make EC available over-the-counter to all ages within 30 days of his decision.
|By: RH Reality Check Wednesday April 10, 2013 6:07 pm|
Reproductive rights advocates have something to cheer about: A federal judge ruled last week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must allow universal access to Plan B over-the-counter for all ages. But anti-choice proponents want to have the last word on emergency contraception (EC), also known as the morning-after pill. Their strategy to limit access includes claiming that EC is unsafe for adolescents.
After Judge Edward Korman’s ruling, Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life said: “This decision allows the abortion industry to gamble with young girls’ health in distributing a life-ending drug, with no real understanding of the long-term implications on their bodies.”
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday March 27, 2013 11:15 am|
With Obamacare set to go fully into effect in less than a year, the administration is finally publicly talking about how ACA will create higher premiums for certain groups of people. From the Wall Street Journal: