Thune Calls Health Care Website "Disastrous"
by Meagan Millage, Anchor/Reporter
October 30, 2013 3:23 PM
Problems with the health insurance marketplace continue, and on Wednesday Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius acknowledged those problems in front of a House committee.
Sebelius apologized for the website glitches and called it a "frustrating experience."
On Wednesday Senator John Thune chose the word "disastrous" to describe the website rollout. Thune says solving the site's problems will not fix Obamacare. He wants all mandates of the bill delayed for a year.
"I think this law is flawed. It needs to be scrapped and we need to start over. But what we could do, at least for the near-term, is to delay. Delay the harmful impacts of this," Thune said.
Sebelius will testify in front of the Senate Finance Committee next week, which Sen. Thune serves on.
Thune says someone needs to be held accountable for the website problems, and he will make a decision on whether or not he calls for Sebelius's resignation after that meeting.