WASHINGTON (AP) - Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, President
Barack Obama's nominee for health and human services secretary,
believes keeping the status quo on health care is "unacceptable
This is the message Sebelius prepared for her appearance Tuesday
before a Senate committee. In her remarks, Sebelius will pledge to
carry out Obama's goal of overhauling the health care system to
cover 48 uninsured Americans.
She says inaction on health care "is not an option." Sebelius
is Obama's second choice for the Cabinet job. His initial pick,
former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, withdrew amid a
controversy over his personal finances.