Sunday, March 01, 2009

HHS Secretary


I just read in the news that Obama is picking Kathleen Sebelius as Sec. of HHS to replace Tom Daschle (his pick who withdrew over tax issues).

Can I just say... HOORAY!

She was my second pick for VP (after Wesley Clark). I think she rocks.

Plus, how GREAT will it be to have a woman heading health care reform? Fan-freaking-tastic, I say. Sure, sure, men can promise to look out for women's issues when it comes to health, but a WOMAN (a progressive woman, that is), actually will. Yay!

I like what the Kansas City Star has to say about her here (go read the whole thing, it's short!):
Other principles Sebelius is likely to adhere to as President Barack Obama's secretary of Health and Human Services: She favors hiking cigarette taxes to pay for access to health care; she likes smoking bans in public places; she's a big proponent of early screenings for diseases and health problems; she'll look for efficiencies like computerized medical records.

2 comments:

  1. Is it also important to look out for MEN too??:)I sure hope so! I am excited for Sebelius as well, she seems to be a great person. Whether it is a man or a woman, though, should be much less important. Men are just as capable (and caring) as women:) Lance

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  2. i am not a big fan of her, she was the governor of kansas, and caused some big problems for jobs in health care there, namely not letting anthem and bcbs get together. long story. i don't like her for that reason, most everything else abuot her is okay though

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