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Kathleen Sebelius resigns from HHS

lives-diesOn Thursday, the New York Times announced that Kathleen “Death Panel” Sebelius has resigned from her position as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

She tendered it last month, but Obama sat on it.  It seems the main concern is Obama’s legacy, the Times reported.

The New York Times added:

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Mr. Obama accepted Ms. Sebelius’s resignation this week, and on Friday morning he will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her, officials said.

The departure comes as the Obama administration tries to move beyond its early stumbles in carrying out the law, persuade a still-skeptical public of its lasting benefits, and help Democratic incumbents, who face blistering attack ads after supporting the legislation, survive the midterm elections this fall.

Remember, Sebelius is the one who said convicted felons could be Obamacare navigators.

She also became a one-person death panel last year when she cavalierly dismissed concerns about a dying 10-year-old girl who needed a lung transplant.

The Blaze reported at the time:

Doctors say the girl needs an adult lung transplant (because pediatric lungs are so rare). They are confident that she would survive the procedure, but they say she has only three to five weeks to live.

Further complicating the issue is the fact that current federal regulations prohibit doctors from performing the expedited procedure. So Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) on Tuesday went directly to the HHS Secretary herself.

“Please, suspend the rules until we look at this policy,” Rep. Barletta begged Sebelius during a House hearing.

“I would suggest, sir, that, again, this is an incredibly agonizing situation where someone lives and someone dies,” she replied.

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