Sen. Alexander calls for Sebelius’ resignation

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The most senior Republican on the Senate health committee has called for the resignation of Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius.

“The president should ask the Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to resign her position because of the disastrous rollout of Obamacare,” Alexander, the ranking member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said Tuesday on the Senate floor.

Noting the “broken” HealthCare.gov website and the fact that many Americans have been dropped from their current health coverage, Alexander further press for the need for accountability.

“Expecting this secretary to be able to what she hasn’t been able to fix during the last three-and-a-half years is unrealistic. It’s throwing good money after bad,” he said. “It’s time for her to resign, someone else to take charge. No private sector chief executive would escape accountability after such a poor performance.”

He further lamented the lack of transparency from the Obama administration about the exchanges, particularly the number of people enrolling.

“With WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden spilling our beans everyday, what’s happening on the Obamacare exchanges is the best kept secret left in Washington, D.C.,” he said.

Alexander has been pushing legislation that would require the Obama administration to provide weekly status reports on the Obamacare federal exchanges to Congress, the states, and the public. He added he would be asking for unanimous consent later Tuesday to approve the bill.


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