Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia has joined the ranks of Republican lawmakers calling on President Obama’s top health official to resign over technical problems that are spoiling the rollout of the health care law.
Mr. Gingrey said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius “must be held accountable” for the computer glitches that have made it difficult for residents of 36 states to use HealthCare.gov, a federal website that’s supposed to help Americans without employer-based insurance get covered.
“This fiasco is yet another warning sign of Obamacare nightmares to come,” Mr. Gingrey said. “After months of promising patients that health care exchanges would be ready to go online, Sebelius’ promises have come up empty. Healthcare.gov is plagued with far more than glitches — it’s unable to perform the basic functions for which it was designed.”
Mr. Gingrey joins Rep. John Fleming, Louisiana Republican, and Sen. Pat Roberts, Kansas Republican, as lawmakers who forthrightly have called for Mrs. Sebelius to step down.
However Mr. Obama has given no indications that he will ask for her resignation.