Kathleen Sebelius

My colleague Jonathan Cohn has written an excellent analysis of the circumstances surrounding Kathleen Sebelius' resignation, which will be officially announced later today.I'd like to add a level of abstraction by explaining the timing, and the political ramifications of the decision, which are being badly spun or misinterpreted in unsurprising quarters. 

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If she deserves some blame, she also deserves some credit.

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If you liked your old skimpy health plan, you may not be able to keep it. But now you can get a new, somewhat skimpy health plan instead, at least for a little while.

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The only question is when the administration will decide to toss her.

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Republicans are outraged that some Americans must give up their current insurance plans because they don't satisfy Obamacare's new regulations for benefits and pricing. Partly they are mad at President Obama, because he repeatedly said people who like their coverage would get to keep it. And that’s fine. As I said yesterday, Obama should have said "most" people, not "all" people.

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Ever since the disastrous launch of the federal Obamacare website, conservatives have been calling for the head of Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of Health and Human Services.  Representative Bill Johnson, Republican of Ohio, answered "absolutely" after being asked whether Sebelius should get "canned." Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for governor of Virgina who thinks he's a gynecologist,

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President Obama’s Rose Garden speech Monday was supposed to send two messages—one, that he is determined to fix Obamacare’s troubled federal websites and, two, that the law is already helping many people get insurance. I happen to believe both claims, but I doubt the event convinced anybody with doubts.

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The Truth About the Obamacare Rollout

The feds botched the website. But the states are doing much better.

The feds botched the website. But the states are doing much better. 

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Why can't the Obama administration treat the morning-after pill like any other drug?

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Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday said that he wants no part of the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid. Perry isn’t the first Republican governor to take this position. Five others, including Florida’s Rick Scott and Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal, announced their opposition to the expansion last week.

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