The big show was on Capitol Hill as Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius answered questions from members of the house ways and means committee about the on-again, off-again Healthcare.gov and about people losing their insurance coverage under Obamacare.
She started off her grilling by throwing herself under the bus, taking the blame for the site’s failures, “You deserve better, I apologize. I am accountable to you for fixing these problems.”
But she wasn’t going to get off that easily, as she learned when one committee member pointed out the site wasn’t working during her apology.
But that didn’t stop her from trying to use a Jedi mind trick on the committee, “The website has never crashed. It is functional, but at a very slow speed and very low reliability and has continued to function.”
Tennessee Republican Marcia Blackburn focused insurance companies this month cancelling hundreds of thousands of individual policies, some reports putting the number at around 7 million before it’s over. She asked Sebelius if the President is keeping his promise that if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance.
“Yes he is,” Sebelius answered.
In other words, ‘These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.’