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  1. Public Mea Culpa for the Obamacare Website Troubles Doesn’t Placate GOP

    Contractors hired to create the site “have not met expectations,” said Marilyn Tavenner, head of the the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, testifying before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee this morning. Her office is in charge of the new online healthcare clearing house that has been plagued by problems since launch. While officials offer reassurances about the new healthcare plan, along with the first formal apology, Republicans call the problems symbolic of a broken system. The big show is expected Wednesday, when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is scheduled to testify. Opponents are already calling for her resignation.

    Sources: CNN, NYT, Politico, USA Today

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