December 11, 2013

Sebelius asks for investigation of flawed HealthCare.gov website

The announcement comes as she heads to Capitol Hill for another round of grilling.

The Associated Press

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill on Oct. 30, 2013, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. She is scheduled to go before the committee again on Wednesday.

The Associated Press

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s top health official is asking for an investigation into the administration’s botched rollout of HealthCare.gov.

The website was supposed to have been the online portal to insurance coverage under the new health care law, but technical problems turned it into a frustrating bottleneck for millions of consumers. It’s working better now after two months of repairs.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a blog post early Wednesday that she is asking the department’s inspector general to investigate the contracting process, management and performance and payment issues that may have contributed to the flawed launch.

The announcement comes as Sebelius heads to Capitol Hill for another round of grilling before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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