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Sebelius Faces More Questions — This Time From A Senate Panel

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will face a new round of questioning as she appears before the Senate Finance Committee to face growing concern and criticism about and about recent news surrounding health plan cancellations.

The Associated Press: Sebelius Faces Lawmakers Anew On Health Care Law
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is returning to Capitol Hill for a fresh interrogation on the health care law, this time from senators with growing concerns about President Barack Obama's crowning legislative achievement. Sebelius was due to face questions Wednesday from the Senate Finance Committee, whose chairman, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., was a chief author of the 2010 law and remains a vocal defender (Fram, 11/6).

Politico: Sebelius Returns To Scene Of Senate ‘Train Wreck’ Exchange
The Obama administration’s top health care official goes before the Senate on Wednesday amid growing consternation with the problematic rollout of the Obamacare enrollment website and the firestorm over cancelled health policies. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will appear before the Finance Committee for the first time since last April when Chairman Max Baucus memorably told her he worried about a "train wreck" if implementation of the health law did not get better. Since then Baucus has stood by those remarks, but stressed that he was talking about the implementation, not the Affordable Care Act itself (Haberkorn, 11/6).

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