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 and unsustainable."
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-million 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.
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