Posey Among 26 Congressmen Questioning HHS Secretary

By  //  May 20, 2013

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Sebelius' Solicitations Under Scrutiny

ABOVE VIDEO: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is confronted during a town hall discussion regarding the implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” Sebelius is being questioned by Rep. Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) and 25 fellow members of U.S. Congress for her role in soliciting donations from non-profit organizations that are directly implementing AHCA.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Rep. Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) is among 26 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who signed a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Human and Health Services, Kathleen Sebelius.

Kathleen Sebelius
Kathleen Sebelius

The letter questions Sebelius’ reported actions of soliciting donations from non-profit organizations that are “directly implementing” the Affordable Health Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.”

The letter asks Secretary Sebelius if she indeed made the calls soliciting donations, how many calls she made  and how many solicitations dis accept? In addition, Sebelius was asked if Department resources were used, and how much money was raised? Posey released the following statement for SpaceCoastDaily.com:

Rep. Bill Posey
Rep. Bill Posey

“We need answers to some serious questions about recent news reports that indicate Secretary Sebelius used her official capacity as Secretary of Health & Human Services to solicit financial support for non-profit organizations involved in implementing Obamacare,” Posey said. “There is a serious concern about whether using taxpayer resources to raise money from entities that have business before, or fall under the jurisdiction of HHS, represents a potential conflict of interest or a violation of the law.  Accountability at every level of government is essential.  This and other serious scandals are eroding public confidence that we are indeed a nation of laws, not personalities.”

Last week, Posey joined the majority of the U.S. House in a vote to repeal AHCA.

Read a copy of the official letter, below.