In a speech to the health insurance industry's annual policy conference at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius changed the messaging previously released by the White House, according to ABC News.
On the day following protests by thousands of individuals threatening to arrest the insurance executives at the meeting, Sebelius took a more conservative tone, telling insurers present that, “I am not here to vilify the hard-working employees of insurance companies, but I do have two requests going forward ... Work with us ... Help us pass comprehensive health care reform."
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