Why Does Kathleen Sebelius Still Have a Job?

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on February 14, 2012

And yes, that is a serious question, worthy of a serious response. As Michael Cannon notes, Sebelius admitted in an interview that (a) the Obama administration–contrary to previous statements–has no idea how many states are going to be establishing their own Affordable Insurance Exchanges under the health care reform bill passed in 2010; (b) the administration is unclear on how much money is available to create exchanges in states that refuse to create them on their own; and (c) Sebelius does not believe in the separation of powers.

That last bit, of course, is entirely in line with the administration’s efforts to create a new imperial presidency, despite being filled and backed with a group of people who spent eight years telling us that King George W. Bush was shredding the Constitution, and that democracy was dying to the sound of thunderous applause.

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