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Healthcare website problems continue
The Obama administration says it's doing everything it can to fix the technical problems at healthcare.gov.
Last night in an exclusive interview on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stated the obvious.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius; I think there certainly are some challenges. It could be smoother. It could be, uh, easier to access.
The online health insurance exchanges opened up on October 1st. so far 19 million people have logged on - only to find
-confusing error messages
-wrong information on Medicaid eligibility
-and long delays and time outs
David Harrison : I'm up til 12 or 1 trying to fill out application, half way through before the web site's launch, insurance companies expressed concerns about possible technical glitches. A test run just before October 1 showed warning signs.
But Secretary Sebelius said President Obama was not made aware of the extent of the problems at healthcare.gov until after it launched!
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius (Not before) no, sir.
Critics want to know exactly what went wrong, who's fixing it, how much will it cost and when will it be finished?
Boehner Secretary Sebelius had no answers.
Sebelius: We've asked all of our contractors to look at their teams on the ground and bring in, uh, their absolute a team. And I -- I am confident that that is happening every day.
Secretary Sebelius was asked twice in the CNN interview if she has considered or offered her resignation. She refused to answer the question.
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