The Washington Times - October 23, 2013, 03:52PM

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius pledged Wednesday to provide regular updates on attempts to fix the federal Obamacare website through more blog posts and press briefings.

“We know how critical affordable health coverage is, and as I’ve committed, we won’t stop improving the site until every American who wants it gains access to these new options for care,” she said in a blog post on her agency’s website.

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The Obama administration is feeling pressure to shed light on how they expect to fix numerous glitches with HealthCare.gov, a federally run website that is supposed to help residents of 36 states find health coverage, often with the help of income-based government subsidies.

State-run websites tied to the Affordable Care Act have reported both problems and early success stories during the open enrollment period, which started Oct. 1 and will last until March 31.

House Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee are scheduled to hear testimony on Thursday from contractors who helped build the federal website.

Mrs. Sebelius is scheduled to testify next week.