Sebelius: ‘The Website Has Never Crashed’

by Andrew Johnson

Health and Human Service secretary Kathleen Sebelius claimed under oath today that the federal government’s largely dysfunctional website has never crashed, even though the site was down as she testified.

“I would suggest the website has never crashed,” Sebelius said during Wednesday’s House Commerce and Energy Committee hearing. “It is functional, but at a very slow speed and very low reliability, and has continued to function.”

Since its launch earlier this month, the federal website has been riddled with glitches and error messages, and most applicants have found it impossible to enroll in plans.