U.S. Sen. Mark S. Kirk (R-Ill.) seems pleased that there’s going to be a new secretary of Human and Health Services. Kirk didn’t have anything nice to say about Kathleen Sebelius, who is resigning after five years in that position in the wake of the problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
“Secretary Sebelius was a unique blend of incompetence and arrogance as demonstrated by her work,” Kirk said.
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Her resignation comes after the end of the open enrollment period on the health insurance marketplaces set up by the act. Despite the initial problems, Sebelius said more than 7 million people purchased insurance, exceeding the administration’s original goal.
Kirk says he doesn’t know the president’s nominee to fill the cabinet position, Sylvia Burwell, who is currently the director of the Office of Management and Budget.
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