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Kathleen Sebelius on the bipartisan health-care meeting and H1N1

By Ed O'Keefe

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius speaks with The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart about the upcoming bipartisan health-care reform meeting, the H1N1 pandemic and more.

(Video by The Post's Anup Kaphle)

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By Ed O'Keefe  | February 18, 2010; 9:40 PM ET
Categories:  Administration, Health Care, Video Report  
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Sebelius is a federal employee. She gets paid with my tax dollars and does not have the right to tell me that my health care should be managed and prohibited by the federal government.

She is simply touting Obama's garbage to protect her job. Obviously, no views here show that everyone gets that. Retire if you can't be a nonpartisan federal employee, Sebelius.

You obviously have no investment in how the long-range effects of the so-called "health care reform" will affect all Americans. Obviously, you won't be around to see it...you, your federal retirement, and "special health care" - NOT the horrid junk you are trying to push on Americans.

Posted by: easttxisfreaky | February 20, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Healthcare: Time Doesn't Wait”

by Bohdan Yuri

Ovi Magazine: 2010-01-27

excerpts:

"...Now would be the time for President Obama to come forth and act as a true leader --- a Leader of both the Nation and the Democrat Party. If he doesn’t do it now then his term will end just as Carter’s did.
Regarding Healthcare: Now is the time for the President to fight back with his own proposal, and shape a Medicare for All bill with a single payer. At the very least, this should have been the goal from the beginning....

... As to that ever happening, (a sad laugh)…..Here’s the missing ingredient so far --- Courage!

Who will have the Courage to do what’s right and not suckle up to the milk of lobbyists. That is the question....

...Yet, ironically, under this new plan the insurance companies will not dissolve. They will still be there to offer supplemental insurance as they already do to the seniors with Medicare. But here’s the rub, they won’t be making such big profits anymore--- still profitable but not as huge.

But that’s the battle line, simple as that --- Money.

And let’s also redirect timetables. The present Healthcare bill wouldn’t have gone into effect until 2014. Do politicians realize they are not God? How many uninsured will die that could have been saved? ...

...The only part that is required by the President is the Strength, Courage, and Wisdom to act --- to realize the Truth."

Posted by: onekolesoi | February 20, 2010 11:41 PM | Report abuse

Sebelis doesn't even know what she is talking about. Obama is going to ram the government takeover through without the Republicans Biparitsan input. Obama and his Idiots are going to regret what they are doing to the American people. The American people are going to rise up and Impeach all of the WH including some Republicans that are not the Middle of the Road Reagan Republican. 75% of the American people do not want this takeover and this will not work. This government does nothing but scam the American people and we have got to stand up for ourself because the government sure is burying our heads in the sand and if we don't do something our heads will steal me in the sand.
There is no such thing H1N1. There was a doctor on Fox news recently and he said that this is the regular old Swine Flu that happens every year and there is people that have died, but it was more publicized this year than never before. It's a scare tactic by the WH. Just another scam to try to get what little bit of money that the American people have. I say Impeach these Idiots and don't hold back anything, because they deserve to be treated just like the American people have had to go through.

Posted by: snickers141 | February 21, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

I am amazed at the people who want to slam Obama, Sebelius and everyone else backing true healthcare reform. These people never seem to come to the table with an answer, it's always the same tired old rhetoric. "We don't want government telling us what type of healthcare we can have". But it's ok to have corporate america tell you? Most of my friends from the right have agreed that government has simply gotten way too big but I don't recall a single comment from any of them about the size of government while Bush occupied the White House.

Healthcare reform is crucial for this country and the widespread abuses by the healthcare insurance companies has to end. Living with proper healthcare should be a basic human right, not just for the ones who can afford it but every individual. I can only surmise that many of the people who write some of these comments are employed by healthcare insurance companies and probably get it for free. Maybe what needs to happen is THEY need to lose everything, become dependent on some form of government assistance or at the very least, have to live with that fear everyday so that they might gain a new found perspective. Everybody's bulletproof until they get shot.

Posted by: gemjrm | February 24, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

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