Sebelius Fails in Her Own State, No One From Kansas Signs Up for Obamacare

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 3, 2013   |   4:11PM   |   Washington, DC

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been President Barack Obama’s main organizer and cheerleader for Obamacare since its inception. But you know the government-run health care plan is bad when the Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department can’t get anyone from her own state to sign up for it.

Today, the office of Congressman Tim Huelskamp revealed that according to one of the insurance providers in Kansas, none of the 356,000 uninsured Kansans successfully signed up for insurance on the much-hyped ObamaCare exchanges the first day. Huelskamp has had his own troubles signing up in the exchanges. The Congressman has been on “hold” for over 60 hours, and is still waiting to sign up as required under ObamaCare.

Congressman Huelskamp released this statement regarding the findings:

“These results are stunning. You would think with three years to prepare, President Obama and Kathleen Sebelius could deliver an operational website – at least in the home state of the former Kansas Governor. ObamaCare was and is not ready for prime time. 356,000 uninsured Kansans – and not one single report to my office of a Kansan successfully signing up for ObamaCare.



“Although Senator Harry Reid and President Obama have attempted to undo the provisions of ObamaCare requiring Senators and Congressman to sign up for ObamaCare, I have been trying to sign up now for 60 hours. Error message after error message, failed security standards, and 60 hours on website hold for just this one Kansan, it is clear that ObamaCare is failing – and embarrassingly so for the former Kansas Governor.”

“This is yet another example of why we need to get rid of ObamaCare. We knew it was unpopular. We knew it was unaffordable. And now we know it is unworkable.”

Watch Congressman Huelskamp’s floor speech below: