(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is offering a full mea culpa for the troubled launch of the HealthCare.Gov website.
In a U.S. House hearing, Sebelius described it as a "miserably frustrating" experience and insisted the site "is fixable." She expressed confidence that it will be running smoothly by November 30th. The website for the new healthcare exchanges has been riddled with glitches since its launch on October 1st.
Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made a pledge to the American people.
Sebelius said work continues, "day and night," to fix the glitches.
On more than one occasion, Sebelius was pressed about responsibility.
Michigan Republican Mike Rogers warned that the healthcare website may not be entirely secure.
Questioned further by North Carolina Democrat G.K. Butterfield, Sebelius said security concerns are being addressed.
Sebelius responded to Republican complaints that hundreds of thousands of people are getting cancellation notices from their insurance companies. She said those notices cover substandard policies and said the law stipulates they will be offered better policies with broader protections.
President Obama is giving embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a vote of confidence. Aboard Air Force One, spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters traveling with Obama that "the president has complete confidence in Secretary Sebelius."