Congressman Phil Gingrey Calls For Sebelius’ Resignation

Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-GA-11) has called for the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over the Obamacare enrollment debacle.  In a presser his office issued:

Rep. Phil Gingrey, M.D., today joined Rep. John Fleming, M.D., (LA-04) and his House Republican colleagues in calling for the resignation of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Despite repeated assurances from administration officials that deadlines would be met, hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars have been wasted on Obamacare’s disastrous rollout. The online marketplace also went untested, failing to protect against fraud and security risks.

“Secretary Sebelius must be held accountable,” Gingrey said. “This fiasco is yet another warning sign of Obamacare nightmares to come. After months of promising patients that health care exchanges would be ready to go online, Sebelius’ promises have come up empty. Healthcare.gov is plagued with far more than glitches—it’s unable to perform the basic functions for which it was designed. Through no fault of their own, the individuals unable to enroll in health care exchanges will be slapped with a penalty tax for being uninsured. Secretary Sebelius has dodged questions and delayed providing answers to the American people. Enough is enough.”

Rep. Gingrey and other Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce will hold a hearing on Thursday entitled“PPACA Implementation Failures: Didn’t Know or Didn’t Disclose?”

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16 comments

  1. saltycracker says:

    Might be time for Republicans to end pressers and work in house to avoid sunburn from the explosion. Why be applauding and screaming looka there at a trainwreck ?

    Bluntly, time to shut up and go to work on what sane Republicans need to do.

    Now Congress is looking at slipping enrollment dates out, leaving the sick signing up and the healthy waiting and extending their current policies (if they aren’t part of the hundreds of thousands being cancelled), causing great financial harm to the program.

    Obama has called a private company, Verizon, to help fix the mess with the Obamacare exchange website but the scammers are out front of them.

    A lot of personal info has to be input just to get a quote from the website, now it may be the input is on a scam website.

    Fox Business:
    Security firm McAfee warned Tuesday that hackers are likely to take advantage of the rollout of ObamaCare exchanges this week by launching phishing attacks aimed at stealing personal information.

    Phishing attacks are designed to dupe users into revealing credit-card numbers or other confidential data by delivering phony links or attachments in emails and messages on social media sites.

    http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2013/10/01/mcafee-warns-phishing-scams-tied-to-obamacare-launch/

    • saltycracker says:

      The Feds said if the internet is a problem, apply for Obamacare by mail, it might be faster !!!!!!
      Conspiracy to save the USPS ? Or just a Leno joke ?

  2. Dave Bearse says:

    Not surprisingly, Gingrey didn’t call for a resignation in connection with the floppish rollout of the totally unfunded (and costing twice as much as initially projected) wholly new, wholly socialized medicine Medicare Part D entitlement that Gingrey voted for.

    The party responses to the Medicare Part D and Obamacare rollouts provide quite a contrast. Democrats, and Democratic governors, promptly supported fix efforts when the Part D rollout stumbled, despite Congressional Dems having overwhelmingly opposed Part D. (House Republicans voted for Part D 207-19, Dems against it 195-9. Senate Republicans voted for it 43-9, Dems against 11-35.)

    Despite the clear slapdown in the polls in response to shutdown and threatening of default, and Ronald “Morning in America” Reagan’s Tea Party canonization, Tea Partiers apparently don’t know that the American public disapproves of hoping that government fails, despite.

    Tea Party, stay the course!

      • Dave Bearse says:

        Years ago perhaps. Despite decades of campaigning and bluster as the minority party about deficits and entitlements, the national GOP choose profligate deficit spending and a new entitlement for the most entitled segment of American society when the GOP was in the cockpit and could do what it wanted to do.

        “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”

  3. Three Jack says:

    It’s called ObamaCare, not SebiliusCare. I’m no fan of her or the agency she heads, but if somebody should be held accountable for this and so many other debacles, it is Obama. Come on senate candidate Gingrey, go for the big dog, not some flunky who was handed an impossible task.

    • IndyPendant says:

      You’re right, Obama won’t be running for re-election. You win. The only question that remains is whether Clinton will prevail over Cruz or Rubio in the next presidential election.

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