Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made a big deal about letting the LGBT community know that they were going to get extra special treatment under Obamacare. But when it comes to sick little girls, her attitude is “someone lives and someone dies.” Seriously, this is life in the Obama world.
“Please, suspend the rules until we look at this policy,” Barletta, a Pennsylvania Republican, asked Sebelius during a House hearing Tuesday on behalf of Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old girl who needs a lung transplant. She can’t qualify for an adult lung transplant until the age of 12, according to federal regulations, but Sebelius has the authority to waive that rule on her behalf. The pediatric lungs for which she currently qualifies aren’t available.
“I would suggest, sir, that, again, this is an incredibly agonizing situation where someone lives and someone dies,” Sebelius replied. (Read More)
Something tells me Sebelius’s words will bring no comfort to that dying little girl or her family.