U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is calling for Health and Human Services' Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a former Kansas governor and a Democrat, to resign.
Roberts stated in a news release that the Obamacare exchanges launched by HHS were "disastrous."
Roberts just recently picked up some opposition in the election from the far right, according to recent news reports, as a radiologist, Milton Wolf, plans to run for the Senate on a platform opposing Obamacare and raising the debt ceiling.
Roberts stated in a news release, “How long do we let this failed exchange continue to operate? From the very beginning of the bill’s passage, I have said this cannot work. Just over 90 days ago in the GOP weekly radio address to the nation, I warned the American people that the exchanges were not going to be ready. In fact, I introduced legislation to end the exchanges and sunset the individual mandate if they were not ready as promised on October 1."
“Today we know, the problems with the exchanges are systematic, profound and indisputable,” Roberts said. “And yet the secretary won’t shoot straight with the American people.
“This week, Sebelius continued wasting taxpayer dollars on advertising and promotional tours. This included failed rallies at NFL stadiums and appearances on comedy shows to promote enrollment while at the same time, Americans were unable to sign up for healthcare plans as promised. Even Jon Stewart didn’t think it was a laughing matter.”
Roberts continued, “In the absence of a full repeal of Obamacare, which is my preference, we need new leadership from top to bottom. I am calling on the secretary to resign.”
“Everything we warned about has come to pass. Americans are tired of the Sebelius spin. They can see Obamacare has failed them. We need a secretary who can admit when enough is enough.
“The American people should not have to tolerate the chaos of the exchange, or the ill effects of Obamacare for one more day. They are already suffering in a terrible economy. They have higher taxes, higher premiums and great uncertainty about access to quality healthcare. We need a secretary who realizes that.”