Washington eyes Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius for head of HHS

Friday, February 20, 2009

There are reports that Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius is about to be selected as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services in President Obama’s cabinet. She has a history of involvement in health care reform in Kansas. And, as a Democrat in a largely Republican state, she’s developed a reputation for bipartisanship. We’re joined by Steve Kraske at KCUR in Kansas City, a political columnist for the Kansas City Star and public affairs talk show host in KCUR in Kansas City, Missouri, who has followed Ms. Sebelius' political career. We are also joined by Time Magazine's Jay Newton-Small for some Washington perspective.

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Guests:

Steve Kraske and Jay Newton-Small

Comments [1]

Rick

The so called consensus on universal health care is nothing more than the same kind of individual mandatory health insurance gift to the health care industry that became law in Massachusetts a few years ago.

The big eye of this storm is the Massachusetts senior senator. Kennedy's crop of advisors include the same Massachusetts rogues gallery including John McDonough, Stuart Altman and Jon Gruber who helped shaped the MA law. Private insurers get a new crop of premium payers, fatten their profits..

So called health care providers need do nothing to reign in their spiraling costs. And tax filers get saddled with a new unfunded mandate; a privatized tax at a time when the economy is stumbling.

The "consensus is NOT the good news Hockenberry tries to make it sound like.

Feb. 20 2009 06:44 AM

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