Secretary of Health and Human Service Kathleen Sebelius defended the rollout of President Obama’s health care law before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Oct. 30 on Capitol Hill. She apologized to Americans for the hampered rollout of the website. Under sharp grilling from Republican lawmakers, the secretary said, “I apologize. I’m accountable to you for fixing these problems.” She also placed some of the blame on government contractors and sought to bring clarity as to why many received cancellation notices and higher premiums during the rollout. The Obama administration has pledged to fix the site by Nov. 30. Sebelius said the website is functional but unreliable and slow.
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