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Sebelius Says She Won’t Resign, Asks Public To Try Exchanges Again

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius doesn't intend to resign over the health law's shaky rollout of insurance exchanges, despite GOP pressure. In the meantime, she is also calling on the public to renew their attempts at buying coverage on the exchanges.

The New York Times: Sebelius Stands Firm Despite Calls To Resign
Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, has no intention of bowing to Republican demands that she resign after the troubled rollout of President Obama's health care law, people close to her said Wednesday. And the White House expressed "full confidence" in her (Pear, 10/16).

The Associated Press: HHS Chief Urges Consumers Enroll In Health System
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that while online enrollment in the new federal health care system has not been without technical problems, anyone who had difficulties should try again. The system has improved and work continues on it, she said, while no one has lost an opportunity for health care coverage (Cornwell, 10/16).

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