Sebelius’ insurance record counts

Noting that a National Women’s Law Center poll shows women are more concerned than men about economic security, MarketWatch columnist Darrell Delamaide recently wondered if Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ eight years as an aggressively pro-consumer Kansas insurance commissioner “could tip the scale in her favor” in the Democratic veepstakes. “After all, insurance is all about financial security. During her tenure as insurance commissioner, Sebelius often stood up to the insurance industry, as when she blocked Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas from merging with an Indiana company, arguing that it would raise health-insurance premiums in Kansas.”