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Congress Gets Apology for Troubles with Healthcare Website
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKRC) -- Congress gets an apology from the head of Medicare for the problems with the government's health care exchange website.
Tuesday's hearing was the first time lawmakers got to quiz a senior member of the Obama Administrations about all the problems with healthcare.gov.
Marilyn Tavenner says the problems are fixable and service will improve. She says more than 700,000 people have filled out applications online but the administration won't release enrollment numbers until next month.
The hearing also included partisan bickering by members of Congress.
Insurance providers are dropping more than two-million people and sending them to the federal exchanges. The administration says those canceled plans did not meet the minimum standards under the new law and they will benefit from moving to better coverage.
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