In a commentary in the Washington Post, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said we must not be "distracted by attacks that try to use the complexity of health reform to freeze Americans in inaction. We've learned over the past 20 years that 'socialized medicine' and 'government-run health care' are code words for 'don't change anything.' With some insurers raising premiums by more than 25 percent and 14,000 people losing their health insurance every day, Americans want to hear something more from their leaders than 'wait and see' and 'more of the same.' People have enough to worry about these days. Americans deserve the peace of mind that only health care reform can provide."
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