Actual NYT headline: “Sebelius resigns after troubles over health site”

A rather odd headline in the New York Times story about Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announcing her resignation last night.

“Sebelius Resigns After Troubles Over Health Site.”

Yes. Troubles from, you know, seven months ago.

While we’re at it, I suppose Sebelius also resigned after Russia invaded and annexed Crimea, and after that Juan Pablo jerk shafted Nikki (never trust the cute ones).


That’s not to say that Sebelius isn’t responsible for the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) Web site snafu in early October of last year.  But it was seven months ago.

Something else happened between then and now: Sebelius got 7.5 million people to sign up for health insurance via the exchanges, another 3 million under-26-year-olds got health insurance via their parents’ plans, and more than 3 million got insurance under the Medicaid expansion that was also a part of Obamacare.

So the headline could have just as easily read: “Sebelius resigns after 13.5 million insured.”

But what fun would that be?

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