Obama Keeping Promise on Health Coverage: Sebelius

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Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee, discuss insurers cancelling policies under the Affordable Care Act and consumers’ choice on their healthcare coverage. They speak at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Passed, he kept saying you can keep your plan.

Is he keeping his promise?

Yes, he is.

What do you say to the people in florida or tennessee that cannot get health insurance?

Their plans were terminated.

Is he keeping his promise to them?

First of all, they can get health insurance.

They must be offered new plans, new options, either inside the marketplace, or if they don't qualify for a subsidy, -- what do you say to nbc news is a millions will lose their coverage?

In all deference to the press corps, i think that it is important to be accurate about what is going on and i would defer to the president of the plan -- they will be offered new plans.

What do you say to mark and lucinda in my district who had a plan, they liked it, it was affordable, but it is being terminated and now they do not have health insurance?

Insurance companies cancel individual policies year in and year out.

They are one-year contracts with individuals.

They are not lifetime plans.

They are not an employer plan.

Let me move on.

It is what they wanted.

Some people like to drive a ford . some people like to drink out of a red solo cup.

You are taking away their choice.

Let's put a screenshot up.

I want to go to the cost of the website and talk about the website.

This is what is happening right now with this website.

We have had somebody in the back trying to sign on.

It is down.

It is not working.

Last week i asked for the cost from each of the contractors that were with us last week.

Can you give me a ballpark of what you have spent on this website that does not work, that individuals cannot get to?

What is your cost estimate?

So far, congresswoman, we have spent about $118 million on

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