Gingrey demands accountability, calls for Sebelius’ resignation

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Washington. D.C., Oct 23, 2013 | Jen Talaber (202.225.2931) | comments

Rep. Phil Gingrey, M.D., today joined Rep. John Fleming, M.D., (LA-04) and his House Republican colleagues in calling for the resignation of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Despite repeated assurances from administration officials that deadlines would be met, hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars have been wasted on Obamacare’s disastrous rollout. The online marketplace also went untested, failing to protect against fraud and security risks.  

“Secretary Sebelius must be held accountable,” Gingrey said. “This fiasco is yet another warning sign of Obamacare nightmares to come. After months of promising patients that health care exchanges would be ready to go online, Sebelius’ promises have come up empty. Healthcare.gov is plagued with far more than glitches—it’s unable to perform the basic functions for which it was designed. Through no fault of their own, the individuals unable to enroll in health care exchanges will be slapped with a penalty tax for being uninsured. Secretary Sebelius has dodged questions and delayed providing answers to the American people. Enough is enough.”

Rep. Gingrey and other Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce will hold a hearing on Thursday entitled “PPACA Implementation Failures: Didn’t Know or Didn’t Disclose?”

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