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Sebelius finds a silver lining in 'data hub'

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius takes part in a panel discussion to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act enrollment, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in San Antonio. The panel also included San Antonio Mayor Julion Castro and Bexar County Judge Nelson W. Wolff. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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By Reuters
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, 9:24 p.m.
 

WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, besieged by bad news about the new government health care website, sought on Saturday to highlight a portion of the complex system that she said is working well.

The website, designed to let millions of uninsured Americans shop and enroll in health insurance, has been plagued by delays and error messages since it rolled out on Oct. 1, embarrassing President Obama as his administration scrambles to fix the problems.

In an upbeat blog post, Sebelius released statistics to illustrate the volume of interest in the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and the speed of the “data hub,” one piece of the complex system behind HealthCare.gov.

Sebelius praised the performance of the data hub, which connects to the Social Security Administration and IRS to verify applicants' identity and income.

She said it took the hub less than 1.2 seconds to route information, and called it “a model of efficiency and security.”

“The Hub is on the job, and so are we,” said Sebelius, who will be grilled by Republican lawmakers at a hearing on Wednesday.

— Reuters

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