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Obama Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius : ‘We’ve Got a Lot of Reeducation to Do’

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August 31, 2010 12:01 AM

ABC News’ Steven Portnoy reports:

As a widely-watched survey shows support for the new health care reform law slipping, the leader in the reform effort says the administration has “a lot of reeducation to do” to reverse the trend.

The poll, from the Kaiser Family Foundation, shows more Americans now oppose the reform law than favor it, 45 percent to 43 percent, reflecting a seven-point drop in support from the organization’s last survey, released in late July.

Since the law’s passage in late March, the monthly Kaiser survey has been highlighted by backers of health care reform as evidence of increasing support for the measures, as it suggested a slight upward tick in the number of Americans embracing the reforms -– rising as high as 50 percent in last month’s poll. Now, much of the gains have been erased.

The current survey shows only 39 percent of Americans believe the country will be “better off” under the health care reforms, a new low in this poll. Slightly more than half of those questioned say they’re disappointed in the new law.

In an ABC News/Washington Post poll taken in July, 50 percent of Americans disapproved of the president’s handling of health care, with 45 percent saying they approved. Those who disapproved did so more strongly than those who favored the Obama administration’s actions.

In an interview before the latest Kaiser results were released, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told ABC News that the sustained opposition to the Democrats’ health care reform efforts has mainly been a function of “misinformation.”

“Unfortunately there still is a great deal of confusion about what is in [the reform law] and what isn’t,” Sebelius told ABC News Radio on Monday.

With several vulnerable House Democrats now touting their votes against the bill, and Republicans running on repeal of the law, Sebelius said “misinformation given on a 24/7 basis” has led to the enduring opposition nearly six months after the lengthy debate ended in Congress.

“We have a lot of reeducation to do,” Sebelius said.

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Who is responsible for “Misinformation?”

A letter from Majority Leader Harry Reid to HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius sent on July 21st seems to indicate that Reid has finally read the health care bill, and after discovering it hurts Nevada hospitals more than it helps them, is complaining to the administration. You can read the full Reid letter here:

In the letter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Service Kathleen Sebelius, the Senate Majority Leader complains that ObamaCare’s cuts to Medicare will “result in a net reduction in payment to Nevada’s hospitals when they are unable to absorb such a cut.” Furthermore, he questions the method used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to calculate the payments to hospitals, and is “very concerned about potential effects on beneficiary access if this regulation is finalized without adjustment.”

A week after Senator Reid wrote his letter, the Government Accountability Office confirmed that 70 percent of Federally Qualified Health Centers already had costs that were higher than their reimbursements in 2004, a share that had been climbing since 1997.

Re-Education? Can a Tiger change her stripes? Sebelius if radically pro-abortion and does not acknowledge the personhood of unborn children – perhaps she is the one who needs to be “Re-educated” :


Sebelius comments about the rights of the unborn in The Wichita Eagle, October 29, 1989

Sebelius comments about the rights of the unborn in The Wichita Eagle, October 29, 1989

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