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House Committee Questioning Officials about Troubled Health Care Website

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The rocky rollout of the Obama administration's health care enrollment website was the subject of a congressional hearing Tuesday morning.

Marilyn Tavenner, who runs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, apologized for the delays, error messages and other troubles faced by consumers trying to use healthcare.gov.

"And to the millions of Americans who've attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in health care coverage, I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should," she said. "We know how desperately you need affordable coverage. I want to assure you that healthcare.gov will be fixed and we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve."

Tavenner testified before the House Ways and Means committee Tuesday. Her agency oversaw the creation of the online health insurance marketplace.

She reports to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who will be questioned by the committee Wednesday.

Some Republicans are calling for her to resign, and even some Democrats — while not mentioning Sebelius — say someone should be fired.

Sebelius has acknowledged that the website launch has been rocky, but so far, she appears to have the president's backing.

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