Health Chief Sebelius On Hot Seat In House Today

Source: Kelly Kennedy and Catalina Camia / USA Today

WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will face intense questioning Wednesday from a House committee, as she testifies for the first time since the troubled rollout of the national health care law about its plagued enrollment website.

As GOP calls for her resignation grow louder, Sebelius will appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee and vow problems to will be fixed “as soon as possible.”

She is also expected to place blame on contractors tasked to build the website, who said last week they were not given enough time to test the technology.

“The initial consumer experience of has not lived up to the expectations of the American people and is not acceptable,” Sebelius will say, according to testimony prepared for the hearing.

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