October 30th, 2013
03:19 AM ET

Congress readies hot seat for Sebelius

They want her fired and the health care reforms she champions dismantled, and now Republicans will finally get their chance to question Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

She will appear before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Wednesday called to examine the rocky rollout of the Obamacare website.

In an advance copy of her testimony, Sebelius says it's frustrating and unacceptable that the site has not lived up to its expectations.

However, she said Obamacare has delivered on its central promise to provide affordable healthcare.


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soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Reforming health care is not the problem; the problem is the choice of poor workers to design the new system. It is very difficult to tell a friend that he or she cannot handle a position that you need to fill.

    October 30, 2013 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Juan Jiminez

      I'll put this at the top to make sure everyone sees and has a chance to respond. DID OBAMA LIE TO US OR NOT READ HIS OWN BILL??? Patiently waiting for a rational response. It's not multiple choice

      October 30, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It's clear where you stand. Therefore, no answer will EVER satisfy you. Ergo, it will be a waste of time to address you further, wouldn't it?

      October 30, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Juan Jiminez

      A very straight forward question and you can't answer it. Either way it amounts to complacency and incompetence. This is not a partisan issue. Americans are getting the shaft. This is not about satisfying me. It's about getting to the bottom of the clear deception of the people of this country. I repeat. A simple question I posed will not be answered by anyone here. Just sad how far people will go to defend wrong doing

      October 30, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      He read it. Did YOU? Probably not since it has multi syllable words in it. TP hack. You don't LISTEN to anyone why should they TALK to you?

      October 30, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Wow! The pompousity of these clowns just knows no bounds! Lol and how will we EVER be able to take any of them serious again?

    October 30, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Im switching my party to Democrat now done with the my lifetime party of repubs.

    October 30, 2013 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Now maybe, they should investigate the financial background of the people who worked creation the website and find out exactly WHO has been large provided amounts of money to sabatoge the site! I think that would be more productive if they REALLY want to get to the bottom of who's responsible! On the other hand i dont think they wanta know the truth they're just looking for anything they can use to condemn the POTUS!

    October 30, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      That's exactly right chrissy. I just got done that same thing to my wife. When this site gets straightened out and people find out how good it is for everyone, I'm going to LMAO when they start scattering again.

      October 30, 2013 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Juan Jiminez

      Either the prez lied or he did not read his own bill. One of the two. Nothing else. It states right in the thousands of pages that thirty seven to sixty nine percent will lose their coverage. It's a simple question. Did obomba lie or just plain not read the bill. In either case he was wrong. Amazing how you folks still defend the the indefensible

      October 30, 2013 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Ifd you say it's thousands of pages you didn't read it. The actual bill is about 900 pages and the all of the previously passed legislation supporting it makes up the rest. TP hack

      October 30, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Juan Jiminez

      Over two thousand four hundred pages Jeffrey. And to teajihad. I certainly know how to work my tail off and make my own money. Perhaps you should give it a try. Thank you for all the insults as nobody here will answer my question. I am Truelly LMAO. Thank you for making my day 🙂 also I only go by Juan Jiminez. They would not let me post under jj anymore. Good day Obama enablers.

      October 30, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Don't you know that they are as giddy as schoolgirls ? I bet they didn't sleep a wink last night because of all the excitement they were feeling for today. You would think this was an international crisis. And how many millions of dollars is this costing the we tax payers just so they can say nanny, nanny boo-boo ?

    October 30, 2013 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Juan Jiminez

      Good lord. You should be ashamed of yourself. Giddy at the fact a billion dollars has been wasted? Wake up dude. How could you possibly say that? Now I slept like a baby however I bet obomba was up half the night trying to figure how he will weasel his way out of his latest snafu. Don't insult my intelligence as you make one excuse after another for this admins complete and utter failure on obombacare.

      October 30, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      And like I asked, How much are they wasting on the with hunt du jour ?

      October 30, 2013 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Juan Jiminez

      Well bobcat. I'm glad to see your lame jokes have been replaced with idiotic questions. Two million of our fellow countrymen who were minding there own business got dropped by their carriers despite what obozo said. People will suffer at the hands of your savior and your questioning so yea it deserved an investigation. Misinforming the people of this country only to add misery to their lives is kinda important. So quit your political crap and actually address the issue at hand

      October 30, 2013 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      I really regret that I responded to you. I had forgotten that you are never mistaken and therefore it is a waste of time trying to hold a discussion.

      October 30, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      And I also rest my case on the mentality of your group. You just can't ever be able to respond without reverting to name calling. That is a very mature at itude.

      October 30, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Juan Jiminez

      And yet you reply without answering a very straight forward question. He either lied to us bold faced or didn't read his OWN bill. Which is it? I'll chalk up the non responses to this simple question as partisan nonsense while two million of our neighbors are suffering.

      October 30, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Lmao @ bobcat for sure! And not me @ 10:37, i switched a long time ago you twit JR!

    October 30, 2013 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    And sorry for the mix up on my wording on my 10:42 post. My brain was working faster than my fingers!

    October 30, 2013 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Firing Sebelius is what GOP is aiming for to get back at POTUS after their humiliation on the Shut Down. Sabotaging the Health care reform law thru propaganda and disinformation is their last chance to get in position for the midterms and next election.

    October 30, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    @ Juan or Julia or whatever you wanta call yourself today, the Bill we see today is NOT the one that Obama presented at all, so how could he remember those things??? There are a minimum of 161 additives by Congress! Ones that, by their very own admission, were put in with the sole intent to make him look incompitent! They said from the very beginning that they would do everything they could to ruin him! And people like YOU can only focus on the outcome and CHOOSE to ignore the fact that those clowns threw the american people under the bus just for vengence because the people voted into office A BLACK PREZ!!! Its childish behavior not befitting appointed officials and should not be condoned! I might add that it is also treasonistic to the american people who trusted them to act in a way to benifit the citizens of this country! They're only loyalty seems to be to Corporate America and NOT the citizens!

    October 30, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    I wonder when Congress will call for an investigation into its own inability to govern?

    October 30, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    And i apologise for the spelling and grammer errors im just stunned by how so many people STILL can be fooled by the worst i d i o t s this country has EVER had in congressional history!!

    October 30, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Its a lost cause @ Jeff. And if he chooses to act like hes a fool well then, whatever blows his skirt up i guess!

    October 30, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Lol oh my! I just read the last sentence to your last post @ Juan and i can't help but be greatly amused by that! As if you really care about "the suffering of nearly two million of our neighbors"? Lmao How many times have YOU stated on this very blogsite that the suffering of the american people is simply because they are lazy? Too many times to count is my answer to you. Don't try to insult my intelligence now by pretending you care about the suffering of the american people because we both know better.

    October 30, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. To the Teajhadist

    @chrissy, he doesn't care as Juan, Jay Jay,, Rupert and whatever other thousands of names he uses. He is a sick SOB that will get his someday and know what its like to be hungry, poor, and broke.

    October 30, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    @ To the Teajhadist, God willing, yes! And God willing so will that hot mess we call Congress! Would do them all good to experience what they feel others should have to just to protect their special interest groups! And then we should court martial and prosecute that little bratpak!

    October 30, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
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