Representative John Fleming (R-La.) Calling for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ Resignation
by Bethany Brock
October 24, 2013
Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) appeared on Wednesday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” and shared more about a potential delay for the individual mandate of Obamacare as well as Secretary Sebelius’s failures as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the rollout of Obamacare:
“I called for her resignation and am calling on the President to ask her to resign if she doesn’t do it voluntarily. The Department of HHS, now with Obamacare, fully has under its control 1/6 of the largest economy in the world- the health care of the United States of America,” Fleming said.
Leading up to the rollout of Obamacare, Fleming said Secretary Sebelius was reassuring that it would be launched smoothly. Just days before the rollout of Obamacare , Sebelius said customers would have a wonderful experience going online to purchase their insurance.
“She made it sound like it would be like going to the fair or riding on the ferris wheel. Then it was launched on October 1 and it’s been an absolute disaster. Secretary Sebelius is CEO of HHS, so she alone should be held accountable for that. The firing or resignation should begin with her.”
Fleming has been insisting that the individual mandate in Obamacare be delayed stating, “Americans have to sign up, meanwhile hundreds of thousands are being canceled off of their current insurance. So we have millions of Americans caught between a rock and a hard place where they are going to be forced through mandate and taxation to sign up for this but aren’t capable of doing so and they won’t have an alternative insurance because they were canceled off their current insurance. I think it’s just inevitable that the individual mandate will be delayed for some months or at least a year.”