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Sebelius’ work on healthcare reform cited as one reason she should get HHS nod

February 20, 2009

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Kathleen Sebelius: Two decades in politics

Kathleen Sebelius is the nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services in Obama's Cabinet. She has served as Kansas' governor since 2002 and before that was insurance commissioner and a state representative.

— Fellow Democrats routinely describe Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as a bipartisan problem-solver.

And she has long said addressing health care issues are a top priority.

Those things have made her a candidate for federal Health and Human Services secretary.

But in Kansas, she often has found her ambitions frustrated by Republican legislators. GOP lawmakers have been wary of expanding government and prefer measures that help people find private insurance.

She acknowledged as much Friday, saying she believes the state has made strides in reforming its health care system but has more to do. She said differences over money and philosophy have played a role.

But one supporter of her as a potential Health and Human Services secretary in Washington says it’s to her credit that she has pushed for health care reform.

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K_dub 5 years, 7 months ago

At least we wouldn't have to worry about her spending $150,000 on a campaign wardrobe.

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K_dub 5 years, 7 months ago

Who said it WAS Palin - funny you would assume that's who I was talking about. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm - interesting, and very defensive.

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verity 5 years, 7 months ago

Concerning Not_Holroyd's story

The New York Post said it, so it must be true. They have so much credibility. They have a spy in Dilliards in Topeka?

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Charles L Bloss Jr 5 years, 7 months ago

Please, please take her. Thank you, Lynn

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Alia Ahmed 5 years, 7 months ago

Well, If I was Governor Sebelius, Dillards would never get a penny more of my business.

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Shardwurm 5 years, 7 months ago

Kansas' part of the stimulus package is to get her out of the state.

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Shardwurm 5 years, 7 months ago

Oh beobachter...you're able to tell that about everyone posting in opposition to Ms. Sebelius? Pray tell. How is it you're able to discern this information?

Perhaps you're making assumptions? Or...maybe you think you're the only one who follows what is going on in the state? Or maybe you're narrow-minded enough to insult anyone who doesn't agree with your viewpoint?

There are a lot of people who want her out. There are a lot of people who want her to stay. Then there are those fools who make assumptions.

I say you're a member of 2 out of 3 of those groups.

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Shardwurm 5 years, 7 months ago

And that makes anyone against her "fringe right wing nutcases that want her out?"

Your logic is flawed. In fact it's not even logic. It's spite.

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