White House: No Plans to Fire Kathleen Sebelius Despite Massive Obamacare Failure

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 17, 2013   |   12:57PM   |   Washington, DC

The White House is standing by pro-abortion HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, saying there are no plans to fire her despite the abject failure that is Obamacare. A campaign to fire Sebelius has been growing since the abortive launch of the Obamacare exchange web sites.

From a report in The Hill:

The White House stood by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday, as Republicans called for her resignation over the botched rollout of ObamaCare.

The primary website for consumers to sign up for insurance is still not functioning as promised, two weeks since its launch.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday that President Obama still trusts Sebelius’s stewardship of his signature legislative achievement.”The secretary does have the full confidence of the president,” Carney said during his daily press briefing.

Republicans have said Sebelius should resign or be fired over the problems facing healthcare.gov — the portal for consumers in 36 states to shop for and buy insurance.

The site was unusable when it came online, and is still not fully functional two weeks later.

“If this were a company and not the government, she’d already be gone. She should be fired,” Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement Tuesday.

Carney conceded that there had been “challenges within the website,” but said officials were working “24/7” to fix the portal.

Guy Benson, a conservative writer at Town Hall, laughed at the White House response:

Anyone surprised? I mean, this guy still has his job, as does everyone who dropped the ball over Benghazi. Not to worry, Kathleen — the program you’re overseeing may be a trainwreck of epic proportions, but your job is safe.
One veteran Congressional Democrat has been even more generous, opining that absolutely no one should be fired over the healthcare meltdown. Ah, the fringe benefits of government work. The law’s technical snafus continue to pile up, and may be months away from operating somewhat adequately.



With Obamacare leading to taxpayer funding of abortions, massive layoffs at hospitals and medical centers and a botched system few seem to be able to sign up on, calls to fire pro-abortion HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are growing.

“Senate Republicans are already calling for Kathleen Sebelius to resign her post. And these voices of public disapproval will only grow louder in the days ahead, I can assure you,” Town Hall reports.

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.