One Last Glitch for Kathleen Sebelius: ‘A Page Is Missing’

Apr 11, 2014 11:57am

One last snafu for Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw the rocky rollout of the Obamacare website, healthcare.gov: The outgoing Health and Human Services secretary found herself missing a page from her farewell speech with President Obama in the Rose Garden today.

Thanking the president and acknowledging the honors of implementing his signature health-reform law as “the most meaningful work of my life,” Sebelius stopped midway through.

“Unfortunately, a page is missing,” she said.

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Sebelius continued to say she appreciated the opportunity to serve in her role as the nation’s top health administrator of health programs.

Obama said he will “miss her advice, I will miss her friendship, I will miss her wit, but I am proud to nominate somebody who holds these … in abundance, Sylvia Matthews Burwell,” introducing the current Office of Management and Budget director as Sebelius’s prospective replacement — if she is confirmed by the Senate as HHS secretary.

Burwell welcomed her new assignment by saying she is “humbled and honored to continue the achievements that Kathleen, the president, and so many others have put into place.”

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