Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius joined MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday to discuss the rollout of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges. When asked to address the many “glitches” that the system has experienced, Sebelius attributed them to the high volume of traffic the exchanges websites are experiencing. She said that this was, in fact, “a great problem to have.”
Mitchell began by noting that President Barack Obama had just concluded a speech where he confessed that the exchanges system is experiencing issues, but that even “Apple has issues.”
“What is your response to the Republicans and other critics who say it’s not going to work, and that there are too many problems, and it needs to be fixed – delayed until it’s fixed,” Mitchell asked Sebelius.
“We have had a few slow-downs, a few glitches,” Sebelius conceded. “But it’s sort of a great problem to have.”
“It’s based on the fact that the volume is so high and the interest is so high,” she continued. The secretary said that the federal government is working to address the issues users are experiencing.
Watch the clip below via MSNBC:
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