Sebelius Resignation Puts Pressure on Gary Peters, Mark Schauer
From the Detroit News - Last week marked yet another hiccup for Democrats as the head of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, resigned from her post not only as Secretary but also as the overseer of Obamacare. This changing of guards brings with it added pressure for those Democrats, including Gary Peters and Mark Schauer, who voted for Obamacare and whose names remain associated with it amidst recent polls showing support at an all-time low.
Since President Barack Obama and Democrats rammed through the largest tax increase in U.S. history, Obamacare has been plagued with problems. There has not been a single instance of the law’s implementation that has been glitch-free.
Given the countless inconsistencies and problems during its enactment, Sebelius’ abrupt departure is a direct reflection of the failed polices and leadership of Washington. Gary Peters and Mark Schauer are part of the team that passed the unpopular legislation straight down party lines.
In 2009, the Jackson Citizen Patriot called out Schauer’s lack of knowledge on Obamacare saying, “Schauer says he believes that the rise in health costs would be contained; he couldn’t provide any facts to back that up. We were deeply disappointed in his failure to explain…”
With a perpetually-faulty website and at least 28 delays that have added chaos to an already disastrous law, Obamacare has been anything but caring to Michiganians. To date, more than 225,000 Michigan families have lost their health care plans after being promised they would be able to keep their plan and doctor.
Peters’ and Schauer’s voting records show they would rather double down on their party’s failed policies than stick up for the interests of the people they promised to represent.
Furthermore, they have adopted the Democrats’ partisan model of attacking and misrepresentation in order to generate confusion and deflect from their failures.
While Democrats like Gary Peters and Mark Schauer remain focused on deflecting and saving face in the midst of Obamacare’s struggles, Terri Lynn Land and Gov. Rick Snyder continue their pursuit of solutions for Michigan and its citizens.
Michigan Republican Party chairman Bobby Schostak said it best, “Secretary Sebelius’ resignation is a sign that even the biggest Obamacare advocates are not willing to see this through — which is why Republicans will continue to create solutions that work for everyone.”