Sebelius on ObamaCare Rollout: ‘It Was Awful’

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 at 11:21 am

Wait, we thought it was just a glitch?

Outgoing Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said she was “flat-out wrong” to believe that was ready to go on Oct. 1, 2013.

Sebelius made the comment to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell on “Meet the Press” in her first post-resignation interview. The secretary has only a handful of weeks left at HHS until her replacement is confirmed.

In candid remarks about the healthcare rollout, Sebelius said she regretted not asking different questions when was under construction.

“If I had a magic wand and could go back to mid-September and ask different questions based on what I know now,” I would, she said. “I thought I was getting the best information from the best experts but clearly that didn’t go well.”

So what you’re saying is Team Obama is totally incompetent? Thanks for clearing that up.

She said Sunday that “clearly, the estimate that it was ready to go Oct. 1 was flat-out wrong.”

“That was very alarming” when crashed for the first time, she said, “because that took some real diagnostics in terms of what the problems where and then analysis” about whether the system could be fixed.

Sebelius did not mince words when describing the pressure of last fall.

“It was awful. It was awful. But all you could do is say, ‘We’re going to fix it’ [and] ‘Hold me accountable.'”

Your party will be held accountable in November, be assured of that.

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One Response to “Sebelius on ObamaCare Rollout: ‘It Was Awful’”

  1. Neo on 14/14/14 at 10:18 am

    Straight from the Bundy Ranch story comes this unhappy story that I’m sure the Administration had wished was left forgotten.
    Expect the new HHS Secretary nominee to get questions about this story …

    Federal funds are running out at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center and officials plan to close the site and euthanize hundreds of the tortoises they’ve been caring for since the animals were added to the endangered species list in 1990. “It’s the lesser of two evils, but it’s still evil,” said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service desert tortoise recovery coordinator Roy Averill-Murray during a visit to the soon-to-be-shuttered reserve at the southern edge of the Las Vegas Valley last week.

    … an endangered species euthanize because of the Sequestration, and who at OMB was in charge of the Administration’s response to the Sequestration ? She already has experience with “death panels.”