Appearing on Fox News’s Hannity on Wednesday, Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large and Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer unveiled a shocking study that found President Barack Obama has not had a single one-on-one meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius since the passage of Obamacare in 2010.
Schweizer said a presidential calendar reveals the president’s priorities and what is important to him.
“In the case of President Obama, If you look at his calendar, there is no evidence whatsoever that he is focused or has much interest in health care at all,” Schweizer said.
After describing Obamacare’s launch, especially the HealthCare.Gov website, as an “unmitigated disaster,” Schweizer mentioned that Obamacare was the president’s “signature domestic policy” reconstituting one-sixth of the country’s economy.
“And he can’t take the time to meet with the person implementing it?” Schweizer said, noting that the White House has not responded on the matter.
The Government Accountability Institute report found that since Obamacare was signed on March 23, 2010, Obama met with “various Cabinet secretaries a total of 277 times.”
The presidential schedule, though, did not “document a single one-on-one meeting with Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the Department of Health and Human Services,” though there was “one instance of Secretary Sebelius meeting jointly with the President and Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner.”
According to the White House schedule, Obama “met with secretaries from the Departments of Defense, State, and Treasury for 263 (95%) out of his 277 face-to-face meetings.” Obama also had meetings with “secretaries from the Departments of Agriculture, Education, Justice, Energy, Homeland Security, Interior, Labor, Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs… [including] two meetings with the Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (not an official Cabinet level post).”
As Breitbart News reported, GAI “recorded listings as they were contained on the White House and Politico presidential calendars; other forms of communications, such as private emails or phone calls, are not able to be quantified.”
Schweizer said GAI also looked at White House visitor logs and found that whenever Sebelius went to the White House, it was for social functions with “dozens or hundreds of people.” And he noted that if Obama met with Sebelius and left the meeting off the books, Sebelius would be the only cabinet secretary whose meetings with the White House were concealed.