“In an ideal world there would have been a lot more testing,” Sebelius told reporters about the botched rollout of the HealthCare.gov site where millions of Americans are expected to enroll in President Obama’s signature health care reforms.
“We did not have the luxury of that with a law that said it’s go time on October 1st and frankly a political atmosphere where the majority party at least in the House was determined to stop this any way they possibly could including shutting down the United States government. So it was not an ideal atmosphere,” she said.
Sebelius was in Austin, Texas, Friday touring a health clinic.
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