Special to SEGAZINE
U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga) called yesterday for resignation of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over the failure of healthcare.gov, federal website where Americans are supposed to sign up for mandatory health care insurance.
“Secretary Sebelius must be held accountable,” said Gingrey in a statement. “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.”
Late Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced a six-week delay for health care sing-ups, due to website difficulties.
Gingrey, member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, signed on to a letter from House Republicans to President Obama, calling for Sebelius’ resignation.
Gingrey represents Georgia’s 11th congressional district.