(ABC News) – On the hot seat before a House panel for more than three and a half hours today, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius directly apologized to consumers for the “flawed launch” of HealthCare.gov and took full responsibility for what she called a “debacle.”
“Hold me accountable for the debacle,” she told the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington. “I’m responsible.”
Sebelius insisted that the site can and will be “optimally functioning” by the end of November, but suggested that it could remain a troubled resource until that time. The website was not accessible for the duration of her appearance today.