By Karen Pallarito

HealthDay Correspondent

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) — U.S. Wellbeing and Human Administrations Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday claimed duty for the failed rollout of and committed to fixing the website’s numerous program and framework issues.

“I am as baffled and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of,” Sebelius affirmed some time recently the House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee. “So let me say specifically to these Americans: You deserve better, I apologize. I’m accountable to you for fixing these issues.”

Sebelius, who affirmed under vow, showed up some time recently individuals of Congress for the first time since the troubled Oct. 1 rollout of the government wellbeing insurance commercial center that’s planning to let millions of uninsured Americans purchase health-care scope.

The secretary’s much-anticipated comments came in the midst of a rising chorus of GOP calls in the House and Senate seeking her acquiescence. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday joined at least two other Senators in calling for her to step down.

Sebelius is the moment member of the Obama organization to affirm this week. On Tuesday, Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, issued a public statement of regret in testimony some time recently the House Ways and Implies Committee and discussed efforts to make strides the site inside a month.

On Wednesday, Sebelius admitted that “end-to-end” testing of the website had been insufficient. Now that issues are being recognized and settled, she said she expects to be functioning optimally by the end of November.

But in opening remarks, Vitality and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich) said the site was down early Wednesday morning when “we were hit with an mistake message.”

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), the committee’s second-most senior member, compared the website glitches to early issues with the rollout of Medicare’s prescription sedate program, which took impact Jan. 1, 2006. He encouraged his individual committee members “to halt hyperventilating.”

As with the prescription sedate program, “the early glitches with this program will before long be forgotten,” he said.

The government website is the entry point for millions of Americans in 36 states to enroll in health protections plans that take effect in 2014 under the Reasonable Care Act. Individuals in 14 states and the District of Columbia may enroll through state-based wellbeing protections exchanges, or marketplaces.

But since Day One, buyers endeavoring to access have experienced long hold up times, timeouts and error messages, making it difficult to select for health-care coverage online.

In a heated exchange, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) squeezed Sebelius for the names of people “capable for this calamity.”

“Hold me responsible for the debacle. I’m mindful,” Sebelius said.

Together with the site foul-up, many committee members barbecued the secretary on another issue: later cancellations of individual wellbeing insurance policies.

Recalling President Barack Obama’s oft-repeated promise to Americans that “in case you like your wellbeing arrange, you’ll be able to keep it,” Republican members told stories of constituents accepting cancellation takes note from their insurers.

“We know that within the individual showcase, a number of the plans being sold are not ‘grandfathered’ and are not as of now assembly the (wellbeing change) law,” Sebelius recognized.

Verifiably, people with person protections arrangements may well be “bolted out, estimated out, dumped out” of their scope. But modern protections under the Reasonable Care Act will prevent such abuses, she said.