Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning.The conversations of conspiracy have already begun and the questions are being shouted at high pitched levels.. Why is this happening after she waged such an incredible war for the Affordable Care Act?! Does President Obama not care about all shes done?! Was this planned in advance?! What do the conservatives have to do with this?! Well, you get the point. Sadly, it is easy to think in tones of negativism. Many of us, conservatives and progressives are a little war weary from our stances in this administration. Let's step back for a minute and look at all that has happened. It is a far more positive story than one might believe.
There is no shame in Kathleen's game. She is a warrior woman that anyone would be proud to have on their team. There should be no doubt that 'Obamacare' has been a war zone. Despite it all, Secretary Sebelius helped bring the ACA to life. To date, 7.5 million people have signed up at the site, and there are still five more days to go. The numbers will increase.
Kathleen Sebelius leaves as no less than a super star. She is a hero and the botched roll out conversation is passe. Its not where you start that matters, its where you end. The fact is, Kathleen oversaw a project that far superseded its expectations. Here's a little bit about what Kathleen has been doing;
"Secretary Sebelius is committed to ensuring that America continues to lead the world in innovation. Under her leadership, HHS is promoting public-private collaboration to bring life-saving treatments and medicines to market. The Department is also working to build a 21st century food safety system that will prevent outbreaks before they occur. And it is collaborating with the Department of Education, to help states increase the quality of early childhood education programs, and give parents more information to make the best choices for their children.
'Secretary Sebelius also leads the nation’s emergency health response to crises and natural disasters, including the Haiti earthquake, the Gulf oil spill, and the Joplin, Missouri tornado. And as America’s top health official, she continues to work with our international partners to confront global health issues like polio, HIV/AIDS, and the growing costs of chronic disease around the world.
'Forbes has named Secretary Sebelius one of the 100 most powerful women in the world. Before her Cabinet appointment in April, 2009, she served as Governor of Kansas beginning in 2003, where she was named one of America’s Top Five Governors by Time Magazine. From 1995 to 2003 she served as Kansas Insurance Commissioner. She was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from 1987 to 1995."
(You may read more at http://www.hhs.gov/secretary/about/biography/index.html)
The ACA will have a new face, but we would like to thank you Secretary Sebelius for all your hard work.
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