Sebelius: 'Delay Is Not an Option'
Secretary pressed on ObamaCare 'navigators'
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Nov 6, 2013 2:27 PM CST
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill Wednesday.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Kathleen Sebelius was on Capitol Hill for another grilling today, this time from the Senate Finance Committee, in which she defied calls from both sides of the aisle to delay parts of the implementation of the ObamaCare. "Delaying the Affordable Care Act would not delay people's cancer or diabetes or Parkinson's disease," she said, according to the New York Times. "For millions of Americans, delay is not an option." (Though the Hill notes that in another exchange Sebelius said initial enrollment would be "quite low.")

Lawmakers took turns complaining about the law's rollout. Orrin Hatch accused Sebelius of being "untruthful" when she said implementation of the law was on track. In an exchange being touted by conservative sites Fox News and the Daily Caller, John Cornyn pointed out that the government didn't require criminal background checks for "navigators," the support staff who help people register. "So a convicted felon could be a navigator and could acquire sensitive personal information from an individual?" Cornyn asked. "This is possible," Sebelius replied.

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Nov 6, 2013 10:59 PM CST
Scumbag administration. Steal our money to make a website that doesn't work at all. Then tell us they can't bend despite it being no fault of our own. ACA is about slavery. "period."
Nov 6, 2013 9:17 PM CST
Let me tell the truth to all of you here to what is TRULY going on here. ALL the profits/assets/benefits are being privatized and ALL the losses/deficits/costs are being nationalized/socialized no matter who is in office. For all other things besides healthcare it is also true.
Nov 6, 2013 8:43 PM CST
This woman is never very convincing or reassuring.