Sebelius Tells Senate She Won't Delay Obamacare

Is that actually her call?


Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that she had considered shutting down the problematic Obamacare website, but has no intention of delaying implementation of the nation's new healthcare law.

"Delaying the Affordable Care Act wouldn't delay people's cancer, diabetes or Parkinson's," Sebelius said in testimony before the Senate Finance Committee. "Delay is not an option."

In her second appearance on Capitol Hill since the botched Oct. 1 rollout of healthcare.gov, the secretary went on the offense as the administration retools its strategy to preserve President Obama's signature domestic policy achievement.