HHS Secretary Sebelius to Appear Before Senate Committee

The president’s health law messenger is scheduled to testify at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 21: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius arrives in the Rose Garden for President Barack Obama's speech about the error-plagued launch of the Affordable Care Act's online enrollment website in the Rose Garden of the White House October 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, the president was joined by 'consumers, small business owners, and pharmacists who have either benefitted from the health care law already or are helping consumers learn about what the law means for them and how they can get covered. 'Despite the new health care law's website problems, Obama urged Americans not to be deterred from registering for Obamacare because of the technological problems that have plagued its rollout. 
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Clara Ritger
Nov. 6, 2013, 4:42 a.m.

Sen­ate Demo­crats raised con­cerns at a hear­ing Tues­day about the long-term ef­fects of Health­Care.gov‘s bumpy rol­lout and are ex­pec­ted to do so again Wed­nes­day when Health and Hu­man Ser­vices Sec­ret­ary Kath­leen Se­beli­us de­liv­ers testi­mony to the Fin­ance Com­mit­tee.

Chair­man Max Baucus, D-Mont., told re­port­ers Tues­day that pri­vacy and se­cur­ity were his biggest con­cerns with the fed­er­al ex­change web­site. His words mirrored the wor­ries ex­pressed by Sen­ate Demo­crats at the Health, Edu­ca­tion, Labor, and Pen­sions com­mit­tee hear­ing with Cen­ters for Medi­care and Medi­caid Ser­vices Ad­min­is­trat­or Mar­ilyn Taven­ner.

For more in­form­a­tion about the hear­ing, which be­gins at 10 a.m., vis­it the com­mitte’s web­site.


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