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Sebelius: "Blame me for the debacle"

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 - 02:27

At a contentious House hearing, Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius takes full responsibility for the botched rollout of President Obama's marquee healthcare site, but vows the problems will be fixed by the end of November.

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I am as frustrated and angry as anyone with a flawed launch of healthcare dot I apologize. I'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. In The Wizard of Oz there's a great Toto we're non candidacy and and madam secretary while you're from Kansas we're not Kansas anymore. Because I wanna get to this issue of exactly who is in charge of that -- as it was -- scale was in charge. Two at seventeen. News is the individual L Snyder is they shall Snyder is the one responsible for this debacle. Excuse -- -- amendment shelves nighter is not responsible for the debacle. Hold me accountable for the I'm responsible you believe it will be pretty much ready to go by the end of November I do and I think that we are making improvements each and every day it isn't fair to ask the American public to take our word for it I've got to fix this problem and we year. -- doing just that the. There's my letter this is a letter that my family got canceling our insurance. We chose to have our own private policy back in Colorado we could be in the same boat as every one of my constituents. And get my insurance policy has been canceled the White House website. If you like your health plan you have you can keep it but. Here wrong. Again Sarah I don't know how much you've had your policy here why are you losing your insurance. Insurance companies cancel individual policies here -- you're out here one year contract -- -- individuals they are not lifetime. And let individuals have gotten notices. That. Their product of their individual insurance policies canceled. They'll be able to get -- the plan won't say it. Actually it's the law that they must. Continue his coverage is part of what would you tell -- like his plan now has lost. I tell us on that shot in the marketplace pan out of the marketplace you really think I acceptable. -- -- -- -- -- HHS have plans on what to do if only those who are more calls please sign up and premiums rise for everybody. It and accept the importance of the individual mandate that you just outlined but it only an hour it. At the moment. We will encourage others to sign up that's why there's a penalty and it was that -- -- -- the enemy is denying me as expires. --

Sebelius: "Blame me for the debacle"

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 - 02:27

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