The Buzz

The facts, faces and hum of local politics with Steve Kraske and Dave Helling

Sebelius (finally) speaks, says Obama didn’t know of problems until health care site went live

10/23/2013 7:32 AM

10/23/2013 7:33 AM

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday that President Barack Obama didn’t know of all the problems with the new health insurance website until the site had gone public.

In an interview on CNN

, Sebelius promised that fixes were on the way.

“No one could be more frustrated than I am and the president,” she said.

A host of high-tech wizards are now working on the site. Asked why those folks weren’t involved from the beginning, Sebelius put the blame on the contractors.

“We (had) hoped that they had their 'A-Team' on the table” from the start, she said of the contractors and agencies responsible for the project.

Videos

Join the Discussion

The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service