Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Democrats in Charlotte tonight to wear the term “ObamaCare” as a “badge of honor.”
“I was governor of Kansas when Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts,” Sebelius said in her Democratic National Convention address.
“Now, many of us watched in amazement, envy even, as he passed a universal health care law in his state,” she added. “While Republicans may see RomneyCare as a scarlet letter. But for us Democrats, ObamaCare is a badge of honor.”
“Because no matter who you are, what stage of life you’re in, this law is a good thing.”
Sebelius said she’d spent her life “fighting the worst practices of insurance companies.”
“I know how tough it is to stand up to powerful forces that prey on consumers. Governor Romney and Paul Ryan know how tough it is too. That’s why they won’t do it. They’ll let insurance companies continue to cherry-pick who gets coverage and who gets left out, priced out or locked out of the market,” she said.
“President Obama is making sure that everyone, from cancer survivors to children with asthma, get the care they need. What’s missing from the Romney/Ryan plan for Medicare is Medicare.”