Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) released the following statement regarding Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius's resignation:
"What we're seeing today is merely a ceremonial changing of the guard, and not the ushering in of a new era of Obamacare transparency or accountability. With the president's legacy so tied to the success of the healthcare law, the win-at-all-costs mindset will continue no matter who is at the helm of HHS. The American people, who feel like they have been repeatedly lied to about how this law will affect them--most notably with the 'if you like your plan, you can keep it,' pledge--will continue to feel the strain of the Obamacare's enormous out of pocket costs, limited choices and downward pressure on the overall economy. The departure of Secretary Sebelius does not answer the many questions that remain about the disastrous rollout or the law's true impacts on cost and care, or what's next for patients and doctors.
"For middle class Americans, the only change that would be meaningful to them is an admission that Washington bureaucrats should not be in charge of individuals' personal healthcare decisions, followed by the replacement of Obamacare with reforms that are patient-centered, affordable and increase the quality of care for all Americans."