Topeka Resident Insurance Problems Showcased In Sen. Roberts Address To Sebelius


One of the highlights at a Senate Finance Committee hearing Wednesday morning, which focused on the Affordable Care Act, was a man from Topeka identified only as Steven.  Steven was showcased by Senator Pat Roberts as he addressed his concerns about the problematic Open Market Place website.

“From your home town of Topeka, Steven wrote, ‘I’m completely disgusted.  I’ve spent the last two days trying to get my application through.  This would not be a critical issue except the insurance coverage that I currently have is going away because of the new federal requirements. Though we were promised that if you liked our current coverage, you can keep it.’”

Sen. Roberts read Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that statement on Wednesday as she appeared in front of the Senate Finance Committee.  She was called to testify about the problems. 

While she was asked questions by other Senators,  Roberts did not ask any questions, choosing instead to simply read a statement.

Roberts has repeatedly called for Sebelius to resign due to the continuing problems.

“You have said America should hold you accountable, which is why today, Madam Secretary, I repeat my request for you to resign.”

Sebelius did not make any comments after Roberts read his statement.